We did a dipstick on our social media channels, asking folks to tell us what was the last gift they got for a girl and a boy. Unsurprisingly, a number of people had bought cars and superhero toys for little boys and makeup or kitchen sets for girls.
Now, is this necessarily a bad thing? Not at all—if these are what your little ones love playing with! But if you are getting a child a toy because subconsciously, you feel this is the 'right' toy for them to play with because of their gender, you might actually be perpetuating biases and causing harm!
In this episode of Playtime with shumee, India's first podcast exclusively on playtime and parenting, we talk about how to keep gender stereotyping out of the playroom.
Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments below!