Most of us parents buy toys for our kids and we sort have this association of what toys are good for girls and which toys are good for boys.
In our case, we thought of exposing Dindin to some toys that are usually given to boys, such as toy cars, a parking lot, and carpentry tools. For us, these toys can be unisex in the sense that eventually, we will have to teach Dindin to drive and park the car. Women in this family drive, so I don’t find any sense in not giving her toy cars. And well, we really have nothing to worry about because she lets her dolls play with her cars. So that’s fine.
As for carpentry, we thought that it was good for her to know that things are made and not just bought in the store. With her carpentry tools, she has learned that she can make chairs, beds, boats, and houses for her dolls.
So if people come inside our room and note that these are toys for boys, we just tell them that these are educational toys for Dindin.
What we haven’t decided yet though is if we have a son, will we let him play with dolls? LOL
I understand the flack over these toys and gender sensitivity issues but I just don’t want to limit Dindin’s learning potential because of these issues.
As long as she is secure in herself and her gender, I think that is fine.