#1. It’s more fun to play with a box.
#2. No parent ever stubbed her toe on her child’s imagination.
#3. Running around outside is better exercise than playing with Lincoln Logs.
#4. A lot of toys sold in America today are actually toxic, some popular toys are made with lead and others contain endocrine-disrupting materials like phthalates that are restricted in Europe.
#5. They can scream as loud as they want in the back yard without giving anyone a headache.
#6. Many stuffed animals are made with synthetic materials that off gas. All stuffed animals collect dust. And some are made in factories in China where workers are terribly mistreated.
#7. Cost of Talking B-9 Remote Control Robot: $89.99. Cost of creative, imaginative play: $0.00
On the other hand, if your kids have lots of toys, chances are they won't be wearing the couch cushions on their heads
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