you can either walk through the toy section of a store or examine
toy websites. If you prefer to examine websites, here are some suggestions.
Examine the toy sections, the types of toys, and the gender differences. Answer the
following questions with a 300 – 350 word paper.
1. What differences do you see between toys targeted for little girls in contrast to toys
targeted for little boys? What skills do “boy” toys focus on? What skills do “girl” toys
focus on? Think sociologically. Examine the types of toys.
2. Examine the Barbie doll section. What do you see as a sociologist? Be specific. What
does the toy represent? How is Barbie different from GI Joe?
3. Discuss why it is important to examine the gender differences in toys. Be specific.
Don’t forget an introduction and conclusion. The paper should be double spaced with indented
paragraphs. Please make sure you spell/grammar check your work, use appropriate capitalization
and punctuation. Texting lingo is not appropriate in class assignments.