They have been written about in some of the oldest literature. Target removed all identification related to gender from their toy aisles and Disney did the same for their costumes. They provide entertainment while fulfilling an educational role. The only way to tell if your child has been exposed is with a blood lead test. Toys excavated from the Indus valley civilization — BCE include small carts, whistles shaped like birds, and toy monkeys which could slide down a string.
In Saharan and North African cultures, play is facilitated by children through the use of toys to enact scenes recognizable in their community such as hunting and herding. Some manufacturers, such as Little Tikes , will take back and recycle their products. Here you'll even find the mightiest weapons in the Nerf lineup: backpack-mounted repeating launchers for the most intense play fights. Collectibles Main article: Collectible Some toys, such as Beanie Babies , attract large numbers of enthusiasts, eventually becoming collectibles. Hoops have long been a popular toy across a variety of cultures.