What do you think? Are boys genetically programmed to play with trains, and girls with dolls? If so, is there anything wrong with that, or should we try to mix things up? Read on for an in-depth look!
By Dr. Sarah Itzhaki
In general, boys are programmed to prefer masculine-based toys and activities, such as action figures, vehicles and rough-and-tumble play, which promote spatial vision, exploration, hunting skills and independence; while girls prefer more static activities such as dolls, stuffed animals and educational toys, which promote social and verbal skills, nurturing and patience.