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Why kids should not have lots of toys (and what to do if yours have too many)


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]

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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 Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:retail, christmas, toys, children
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Commercial services
Research Field:Retail
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)
ID Code:148312
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2021-12-20
Last Modified:2022-01-31
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