01 Dec '12, 12pm

Choose Toys with Staying Power This Holiday Season

Choose Toys with Staying Power This Holiday Season

As we move into the holiday season the goal is to choose holiday gifts that your kids won’t lose interest in before we've even rolled into 2013. Advertisers put the pressure on parents to buy, buy, and buy more stuff than kids would ever need or want, creating a message that more is better. Endless commercials and self designated shopping holidays stuff this message down our throats day after day until we’re guilted into buying more. But researchers have found that choosing gifts with lasting power makes for a more well rounded and well adjusted child later on. It also means that you save some cash in the mean time and give the planet a break--the less we consume, the better. Sparking a Child's Interest When you’re choosing your children’s gifts for the holiday season think of age, interests, and aptitude. So often we buy the hot toys without any consideration of what our ...

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