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Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children?

Adults who believe they don’t stereotype boys and girls are put to the test.

Girl toys vs boy toys: The experiment

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children?

The toys children play with have an impact not only on how they see themselves and on what skills they learn, but also on how their brains physically develop. Some psychologists argue that this helps to explain why certain professions are so male-dominated. So now an increasing number of parents and carers say they try to avoid gender-stereotyped play. As this experiment shows, though, it’s not always easy to overcome your own prejudices.