Children’s toys in stores are organized by different type of toys—plastic toys and stuffed animal toys. There was a wide range of fantasy toys based off of TV shows/ movies such as star wars and Disney movies, things children of young age would easily recognize. There were also toys geared towards more a realistic type such as play house, play food, and arts/ crafts. There was a clear separation within the store between toys that were fit for girls and fit for boys. All the colors of the rainbow were within the store. I believe toy stores are colorful because color attracts attention when you are young and mindless. Not a lot goes through a kid’s mind when they are 1-6 years old. They are only interested in what makes them feel happy and what looks exciting or fun to them which they would recognize through colors and sounds. As I was walking through the store, I constantly heard kids screaming “wow” “I want that”, the toy store was obvious paradise for them. A lot of toys were packaged in plastic and the ones that weren’t were of less value. Some toys were better made than others. The prices were higher on the toys that were more versatile and larger in size. Online the toys were obvious not as visually pleasing because they were just photo graphs of the toys. The colors seem brighter and more vibrant online.
I was watching a family shop from afar and they had a little girl that looked around 4-5 years old. Everything she picked up was pink and girly. When her sister showed her a black snake she got scared and ran away. There was a toy shaped as vegetables that her mom was looking at and she had no interest. She continued to explore the store and touched all the pink products that she found to be interesting. Her dad took her to the boy section and she gradually walked away showing no excitement to be there at all. Watching the little girl gave me great insight on how little girls like herself would react to different types depending on sound, color, and appearance.