Today in social snack we watched Newsround where they spoke about toy companies stereotyping girls toys and boys toys. We began by discussing what is stereotypically a girls toy and what is stereotypically a boys toy. Then we talked about our thoughts on the matter splitting into 2 groups, one for yes and one for no.
After 5 minutes of working in our teams we had a mini debate on whether there should be separate toys for girls and boys or all toys should be the same.
We we came up with:
– Instead of pink packaging for girls and blue packaging for boys toy companies could have a mix of colours or use a neutral colour.
– Some girls like to play with cars and some boys like to play with dolls
– Boys and girls should not be embarrassed to want toys packaged in stereotypically girl or boy colours
Source: Primary 5/6