Developmental psychologists studying early child behaviour suggest that children as young as 15 months have some understanding of a behaviour being unfair, and by three years of age may take action to correct an unequal division of rewards. We strongly associate Fair Trade with food, but the concept is equally relevant to buying toys for young children. In this article, we examine Fair Trade toys a little more closely.
Kensington Palace has just released a photograph of Princess Charlotte at two. Only two generations ago, when our current Queen was growing up, the opportunities for female Royals were very different to those afforded to their male counterparts. What do the photographs periodically released of Prince George and Princess Charlotte tell us about current attitudes to gender within the royal family?
Peaches & Eaches source Fair Trade and sustainably produced developmental baby toys from around the globe. We take a look at the "made in China" prejudice, and consider our responsibilities as consumers - even consumers of exclusively Fair Trade products.
The cumulative effect of gender stereotypes begin to express themselves in children's choices at age 6
A study published last week has found that children begin to demonstrate a belief in an association between gender and intellectual brilliance at age 6, and modify their own choices and preferences accordingly.
The 'Let Toys Be Toys' campaign has done much to persuade retailers to revise the way they present toys to children in their stores, but not much has changed on the production side. Why are true gender neutral toys currently so difficult to come by, and why should we care?