What should be a toy automaton?
Each parent, especially the pope, always wants the son and heir to grow strong and courageous. Therefore, they are so happy when the boy actively plays with the traditionally "masculine" things, such as a car or a toy automaton. And how often do young fathers look with admiration at especially cute models, exclaiming: "Why in my childhood they were not like that!"
In general, toy weapons are a whole separate issue in upbringing. The fact is that, thanks to various media, and personal experience, it is largely associated with aggression. Therefore, it happens that young mothers, fearing manifestations of uncontrolled cruelty, exclude toy and other toy guns from among children's things. But, alas, we live in a society! And when the boy is playing with other children or watching cartoons, he sees how you can shoot. Then he will try to use improvised items as weapons: branches and the like. So is it worth it to go too far? In fact, the desire to shoot is not dangerous at all. Baby does not want to cause real harm. He just likes the noise and fuss associated with the use of such weapons as a toy gun. Games related toshooting, most often are collective. These are known to our fathers and grandfathers "warriors" or "Cossack robbers". They teach the kids to set joint goals, act in a team, make friends and help each other. And no matter how pathetic it may sound, incidentally the kids are attached to our rich heroic past. That's it, let them calm themselves too caring mothers.
Such goods, like a toy automaton, are produced and sold in our time a great variety. They differ in the materials from which they are made: metal, plastic, wood and so on. Of course, there are machines of different sizes. From small, light enough to huge, which can only be raised with two hands. The mechanism of this weapon can also be different: both mechanical and electrical. And they shoot differently. Some do not shoot at all, they simply portray a weapon. Others blink different lights and make sounds. Finally, there are models that produce a real shot of different strength with some kind of pellets, balls or something else.
Such items as a toy gun can be dangerous for children. First of all, when choosing a toy, you need to take into account the age of the baby. So, a baby in a wheelchair does not need a machine at all. And the three-year-old is already quick enough to run and play with friends during the war, but can get hurt with bullets. Dangerous can be the electrical parts of the mechanism, kids can shove in their mouths and accidentally swallow not only small parts of the weapon, but also batteries. Therefore, buying a favorite child of a new machine Thompson toy, it is better to watch for a while, exactly how he treats him. If necessary, it is worth something to show him. But, if there are reasons for concern, it is better to postpone the gift until the son grows up and wisely.
The choice of such weapons as a toy toy automaton should be based on one simple consideration: what will be of interest to the boy himself. And do not get upset if the expensive and fancy model breaks down in a matter of days or even hours. She brought her own benefit, she brought joy to the baby. And at the same time it will be possible to brag to acquaintances, how quickly your little man can disassemble what adults, intelligent and wise people have learned from his uncles.