Should boys and girls have separate toys?

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