Gender

By: Kayla Wright

Only made for girls.

Ages 4-6 (Gender Role/Gender Typing)
Girls toys. Ages 5-10 (Gender Stereotypes/Social-Learning theory)
Girls Toys. Ages 5-9
Ages 6-10 (Gender Stereotype/Social Learning)

Made only for boys.

Ages 8-12 (Gender Stereotype/ Gender Schema Theory)
Ages 5-9 (Gender Role/ Social Learning
Ages 7-10 (Gender Role/ Social Learning theory)
Ages 8 and up (Gender Role/Social Learning
Ages 4-8 (Gender Stereotype/ Gender Schema
Ages 5-8 (Gender Role and Gender Stereotype/Social Learning)

Toys for both genders.

Ages 8 and up (Gender Stereotype/ Gender Schema)
Ages 5-8 (Gender role=Boy Gender Stereotype=Girl Gender Schema Theory)
Ages 5-9 (Gender Role- Girl and Gender Stereotype- Boy. Gender Schema Theory)
Ages 4-7 (Gender Stereotype- Boy Gender Schema Theory)
Ages 7 and up (Gender Stereotype- Girl and Gender Schema Theory)
(Gender Stereotype- Girls and Gender Schema Theory)
Ages 5- and up (Gender Stereotype- Social Learning)
Ages 8 and up Gender Stereotype and Social Learning)
Ages 4-8 (Gender role- Social Learning)
Ages 5 and up (Gender Stereotype and Gender Schema)

These toys being gender specific limit kids and tell them they can only be certain things in life. Many toy labels today are starting to change that, more boys are wanting to cook, play with dolls, and stuff like that. Why shouldn't they be able too. When you limit kids you really minimize their self-esteem. Kids want to have fun and so what if that means a girl building something. Parents are becoming aware of how upsetting this is becoming to the kids, like when a mother walks into the toy section with their daughter and she wants a truck the mother is most likely going to say, "No trucks are for boys." Toys should not be gender specific. They limit kids to be a certain thing.

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