Come Christmas day, Thanksgiving Day rolls around and especially kids’ birthday wishes, somehow things never seem to change. You may be from another part of the world, and even over there, you have your firm favorites too. No matter how culturally specific we may seem to be, when it comes to toys for kids, the desires are so very universal. From one side of the Atlantic to the other end of the Pacific, kids from around the world have similar requests when it comes to their birthday wishes, filling up the stockings for a very busy Santa and just before the lights go up for Dirwali.
Kids, they all seem to want the same things. While all little girls still insist on feeding their new baby dolls, the young men of extremely young age have cottoned on to the idea that it’s time for moms and dads to invest in a brilliant little train set for them. Or if they’re not after famous choo-choo trains, they all seem to want a brilliant red fire engine or a superfast remote controlled racing car. Interestingly, it is at these young ages that these kids already have noble designs on what kind of careers they’d like to have for themselves someday.
And have you noticed that these early ambitions all seem to have similar ideals. It is all about helping their fellow man (and woman, let’s not forget). Sad thing that, actually, girls still seem to want to become nurses. It is only in later years that they realize that they have it in them to become doctors and lawyers too. And now, h’mm, what shall we call them, what name can we give them, because we can’t very well call them firemen too. Anyway, the young boys still seem to want to be those. If not firemen, they want to be soldiers or fine police officers, patrolling the dangerous streets at night.
And let’s not forget that some young lads still want to be train drivers. You get that feeling, don’t you? Because once upon a time you were this small and you had the same desires. It’s plain to see that not too much has changed. But then again, some things have. You didn’t have them back then, but today’s kids can have their robots. If not that, their trains and cabooses are no longer just push affairs. Now they can operate them by remote control. You wonder where they got it from; the kids are so clever these days.
It’s just as well because it’s really quite a good idea to stick with toys that are educational. It helps the kids with their early development, you see. And let’s not forget that you can buy wooden train sets and pretty cute cloth dolls that have all been manufactured from sustainable and recyclable materials. And that’s another thing; young kids seem to be a lot wiser than the adults where environmental issues are concerned.