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An Environmental Studies Student’s Response to No Toys For Christmas

On Instagram I came across @lindsaymatway No Toys Please…We Have a Better Idea post . To summarize Lindsay’s post she is talking about the benefits of switching from gifting children toys to gifting them experiences. Even though I am not a parent who has dealt with this issue, I once was a child and I have experienced this with the children I babysit. While reflecting on her response to an article I looked at it from two different point of views, one from my personal experience with this topic and one from someone who is working on her Environmental Studies degree. From my experiences as a child and a babysitter I related to what Lindsay was saying about the initial fun and excitement around the newly gifted toys and then the timeline she used to describe how to toy will eventually become unused. After reading this I had a kairos moment (light-bulb moment). Not only was what Lindsay saying totally correct, but the idea she suggested to combat this was brilliant. She gave a numbe