Political systems in Britain and the USA are becoming increasingly unrepresentative of the will of the people. This week saw the British Prime Minister welcome creationist nutcases into mainstream politics - a party of hatred and division, at the very moment the people are calling for the opposite. Right before that, Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, resulting in a call for a grassroots environmental movement in the country.
But petitions, hastags and viral videos only go so far. We need to live our beliefs every day. We need to support the businesses that are aligned with our vision, buy the products that are sourced in a way that fits with the future we want for our planet and its people. In this article, we look at the grassroots movement, and the natural role baby toys has to play within it.
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.
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