A puppet show rather than a toy
Of course most 3-to-6-year-old kids want toys - they want STUFF. Be cool. Visit your niece with a small stone and, for example, tell her the tale of the "magic stone". Take one of her cuddly toys and put on a puppet show. She will be amazingly surprised and happy.
of dolls lie around unused at home
Euro 270 million
are spent on dolls per year
give toys as a gift
My son said: "I want a Macbook, a smartphone, and a meal at McDonald's." I said: "Listen, this time I'm going to give you time rather than stuff." Furious, he screamed: "Then I'm going to find myself a new dad." But it worked out in the end.Peter Unfried, author of the book "Öko" and main reporter of "the taz", the Berlin daily newspaper. Öko