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Old February 16th 04, 11:16 PM
toyrdesign
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Hello to all! Let me introduce myself, I am a student at Western Michigan University studying Industrial Design. I am currently working on a toy design/redesign. The toy is to be for children from birth to 2 years old. The possibilities are pretty endless. I am asking all parents to share their advice in designing a toy. What do children like? What do they dislike? What do you look for when purchasing a toy? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Old February 17th 04, 01:26 AM
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My son is 12 months and for the past few months, he only wants to play with the real phone ,the real remote control, the real stereo, and the real TV. He does not care one bit about brighly colored, music-playing, noise-making imitations of these items. All my friends say the same thing about their similarily aged children. He loves to push the buttons and turn the dials and he loves to hear real music and sounds. He especially seems to like the Mozart music
on his Baby Mozart video. If someone made realisitic looking toys that made realistic sounds or played classical music (or even if they didn't make noise) and were child-safe for 0-2 years old, I would DEFINITELY buy them. I have never seen anything like this on the market.

Anna



toyrdesign wrote:

Hello to all! Let me introduce myself, I am a student at Western Michigan University studying Industrial Design. I am currently working on a toy design/redesign. The toy is to be for children from birth to 2 years old. The possibilities are pretty endless. I am asking all parents to share their advice in designing a toy. What do children like? What do they dislike? What do you look for when purchasing a toy? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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Old February 17th 04, 02:00 PM
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In article
outparenting.com,
"toyrdesign" wrote:

Hello to all! Let me introduce myself, I am a student at Western Michigan
University studying Industrial Design. I am currently working on a toy
design/redesign. The toy is to be for children from birth to 2 years old.
The possibilities are pretty endless. I am asking all parents to share their
advice in designing a toy. What do children like? What do they dislike?
What do you look for when purchasing a toy? Any feedback would be greatly
appreciated.


how about getting off your duff and arranging to observe a pre-school
group of 2 year olds?
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Old February 17th 04, 09:12 PM
Kereru
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"Jenn" wrote in message
...
In article
outparenting.com,
"toyrdesign" wrote:

Hello to all! Let me introduce myself, I am a student at Western

Michigan
University studying Industrial Design. I am currently working on a toy
design/redesign. The toy is to be for children from birth to 2 years

old.
The possibilities are pretty endless. I am asking all parents to share

their
advice in designing a toy. What do children like? What do they

dislike?
What do you look for when purchasing a toy? Any feedback would be

greatly
appreciated.


how about getting off your duff and arranging to observe a pre-school
group of 2 year olds?


Hey what's wrong with asking on a newsgroup. He might be going to a
Preschool as well but might as well ask us experts. I don't mind answering
it'll only take a moment.

My two year old likes Playmobile, realistic little people animals etc.. he
makes up stories. He loves dolls houses, toy cars anything mini really. He
also loves things he can crash around on or in and push over like empty
boxes or the couch cushions. Things that make a noise or play music,
anything that has a purpose like a torch or bag. It's a real make beleive
age.

Judy


 




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