Grimmer, L, Why kids should not have lots of toys (and what to do if yours have too many), The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 December 2021 (2021) [Newspaper Article]
The festive season reinforces something parents and carers already know – many children today have a lot of toys.
In the United States, children receive more than US$6,500 (A$9,073) worth of toys between the ages of two and 12. Here in Australia, the toy industry is worth more than A$3.7 billion annually. Lockdowns have resulted in online toy sales growing by 21.4% during 2021, with the online toy industry now growing faster than the overall online retail sector.
The number of toys in Australian households is likely to increase when Christmas gift giving starts in earnest. Apart from environmental concerns, having lots of toys can negatively impact children as well as parents and carers.
Here are some ideas for dealing with existing toys, as well as the upcoming influx of new ones.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||retail, christmas, toys, children|
|Research Division:||Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services|
|Research Group:||Commercial services|
|Objective Division:||Commercial Services and Tourism|
|Objective Group:||Property, business support services and trade|
|Objective Field:||Wholesale and retail trade|
|UTAS Author:||Grimmer, L (Dr Louise Grimmer)|
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