Toys serve two purposes: there are educational toys that help children learn and then there are toys that children play with for pure enjoyment. However, the primary goal of most toy manufacturers is simply to make a profit making toys that are geared for only one gender: dolls for girls and cars for boys. The toys that Woozy Moo offers are toys that can be enjoyed by all children, despite their gender.
Say No to Toy Discrimination with Woozy Moo
When was the last time that you shopped at a toy store or visited the toy area in one of the mass merchandise stores? Have you noticed anything in common in these stores? All of these stores have the layouts of their stores in approximately the same manner: toys for boys and toys for girls divided into their section. You walk down aisles and aisles of bright pink dolls, play jewelry, and other accessories, or you walk through aisles and aisles of blue and red trucks, cars and tractors, as well as balls for an assortment of different sports for the boys.
As long as I can remember, toys have been stereotyped for either gender. Boys were criticized if they took an interest in a toy that is geared for a girl. It was more acceptable, however if a girl played with a boy’s toy. Matter of fact, I can remember playing with a particular steel tractor that my parents had purchased for my younger brother at the State Fair, although I did play with the traditional girl toys the majority of the time.
Another item of interest is that I do not recall seeing any items specially made for special needs children in any of the toy stores where I have shopped.
It is time to end the stereotyping as far as toys are concerned. It is time to shop Woozy Moo.
Woozy Moo is a toy store with a cause. You probably noticed that traditional toy stores are discriminatory. They tell girls that they are supposed to play with this and boys with that. There are no special needs toys or toys that teach us to make the world a better place. They only have toys that “sell.” Woozy Moo hopes to offer parents an alternative. There are no girl or boy toys at Woozy Moo. They have the toys that the “others” do not want to carry because they “don’t sell.” They have body-positive dolls, construction sets for girls, the latest and coolest science kits, eco-friendly toys, high-quality special needs toys, and more.
You can shop by Theme, Type, Special Needs, Age, Brand, Price, or Sale Items. Most of the toys in the Special Needs section offer toys that assist with auditory skills, cognition, and communication, motor, social, tactile, visual, and multi-sensory. Take the Shape and Match Sorter for example:
- Learn shapes, colors, and sound in a fun challenging way for the little ones
- Fit the bead-filled shape blocks into the wooden sorter
- Builds cognitive, visual, auditory, and motor skills
- Crafted with sustainable wood, non-toxic
If you decide to shop by Type, you can select toys from the following area: Action Figures, Arts and Crafts, Building Sets, Collectibles, Dolls, Games/Family Games, Musical Toys, Plush, Vehicles and Science Kits. Build your Tin Can Robot:
- Recycle soda can and make your very own cooky robot!
- Great toy for future innovators!
- Requires 2 AA battery (not included)
- Production Dimensions: 6.8 x 3.2 x 5.2 inch(es)
On the other hand, how about making a volcano.
- Build it and erupt it with this fun volcano science kit!
- Great for learning and playing at school and home
- Made of paper mache
- Contains sodium bicarbonate (adult supervision recommended)
- Ages 8+
Order your nondiscriminatory toys right from the Woozy Moo website. Shipping is free on orders in excess of $50, and a flat rate of $3.99 for all other orders in the Continental U.S.
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It is time to put an end to discrimination where toys are concerned. Let Woozy Moo help build those skills that children need in life.