Almost gone: Toys

Xmas season, even birthdays or any occassions that involves gift giving eh lalo na kung ang bibigyan mo eh bata.. Number one choice is toys! I love toys, who doesn’t? Lalo na kung bata.. Naku, lalaruin ng matagal yan o malas lang eh kung masira agad sa sobrang gamit. hehe 

But sad thing to see, with the dawn of smartphones, tablets or computer games, PC or console gaming eh parang mahina na o sobrang hina na ng toy sales. Alam ko yun may mga toys eh yun mga collectors, from old toys to new toy editions like Star Wars, superheroes and stuff.

I can see still toy stores but di naman napupuno unlike my childhood years na grabe, everyday when I visit a toy store eh napakadaming bata nagpapakamatay, o minsan nagdradrama ng sobra para lang bilan ng laruan.

Ngayon, mukhang kids want something touchscreen, or worse Ipad. Geez. hehe Paano pa kaya yun board games or traditional games, parang wala na masyado gumagawa. Although yun mga may di kaya, dun na lang nareresort or pc rental na lang kasi mura per hour ngayon. 15 pesos! hehe

Di pa kasama ang FB and the apps, even adults like me drawn to that stuff. hehe Having a toy for me eh malaking tulong sa bata, una sa lahat eh maganda sa toy real yun interaction to his thinking. I mean, yeah apps or computer games can do that as well, pero yun imagination or thinking outside the box, mas nabibigay ng toys kasi nahahawakan at nafeel nung bata. Like for example, eh teddy bear, I mean ipads cannot duplicate the softness and feel the teddy bear. Would you mind holding that dork in your sleep? No! Real one can do that. hehe Or for ladies, Barbie! Sa pamangkin ko, kahit may Ipad4 na eh she prefers doing kikay stuff sa barbie doll. Kahit may mga laro na sa apps to fix yourself, or dress yourself kind of game, in the end.. Mas maganda yun real toy. Dapat nga mura na lang sila ngayon eh, unlike dati, papabili ka pa sa states para sa mga magandang laruan! hehe

Second is yun traditional games or yun games na may kasama ka, foster friendship or competition real time, unlike yun network games, kahit ako naglalaro minsan kakabagot din ha. Kahit may kalaban ka sa kabilang computer di mo naman nakikita or kahit may webcam well.. Iba eh pagnakikita mo yun kalaban mo o team mate sa harap mo, playing against each other and knowing human emotions better than the virtual ones. At excercise din naman siya. Network games, kakaexcercise din, nang daliri at utak. hehe Yun traditional games or sports, lahat! =)

Pero good thing, di naman mawawala ito, I don’t think in a lifetime kasi sa infant and childhood years, I prefer them playing real toys than well computer simulated games. Do other activities that can help you a lot and excercise like my Dad always says which di ko lagi sinusunod. hehe

More than that, it excercises responses and it helps the kid move around in the environment unlike sitting for what, an hour?

Toys really give real joy, at least for that kid’s playful mind in a mean time. =)

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