MediaGender Stereotyping hurting the Development of Children
Gender-basedlabels in youngsters` toys, sheets and passageways achieve sexunderestimation, sex imbalance, and separation. There is a need touse scientific perspectives in bid to control the gender image beingpainted in young children through their playing items. Consideringthe rate of improvement in children’s toys in the 21st century,kids’ toys and other related things it is important not to targetparticular sexual orientation because these toys advertisements tendto deliberately make sex generalizations ((Fagot & Leinbach,1993). For the past few years, adverse developments in the gendermarketing of children items have put effort to ensure the end of seximbalance. Walmart and Toys R Us who have agreed ban gender-specificchildren’s sales strategies used to support this advancement.
Importantlyto note, most kids have a tendency to favor toys that are proposedfor their sexual orientation. According to Daniella, kids have atendency to pick particular toys to play with upon contingentshading. Therefore, there is a need to adjust all toy colors toreduce children’s believe of using particular type of toys.Research indicates that all children love the blue color. Sincechildren tend to love blue color, all toys should be made in blue tohelp reduce gender discrimination perspectives likely to develop inthe children as they play with their toys that are gender sensitive(Robb, n.d.).
Beingsex-specific on choosing toys for children can influence the learningattitudes of children at their playground. For example playing withlarge muscular toys is associated with a greater development ofspatial skills, and otherwise. Megan Fulcher indicates that the ideaof gender centered toys and other items can implicate this from toysto future roles and occupations. The implications can be reduced bybreaking the barrier in the gender organization to enable childrenexplore a wide array of toys and activities available.
Fagot,B. I., & Leinbach, M. D. (1993). Gender-role development in youngchildren: From discrimination to labeling. DevelopmentalReview,13(2),205-224.
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