When I was little, my passion, like many children, had gum inserts, New Year’s cards and all sorts of little things that I don’t remember already. The daughter is now ready to collect absolutely everything, and toy manufacturers use it.
In the years of my childhood, kinder surprises just started to appear and cost a lot of money. We rarely bought them, the collection was not particularly successful. Now there are lots of choices of chocolate eggs – separately for boys and girls, round eggs with fairies, smurfs and even bears. The daughter seeks to collect everything, but we support her as much as possible.
I really like this hobby, the essence of it is to collect all the stickers for a special album, in which there are about two hundred. The main characters are the favorite Winx fairies, the theme is the underwater world.
Each picture is accompanied by interesting facts about aquatic inhabitants. Thanks to this, the daughter (and I at the same time) learned the names of rare fish and plants.
Unfortunately, we failed to collect the full collection – the stickers were removed from the sale, and we started collecting the collection too late. Now I’m gradually trying to find the same moms like me left on the Internet – we send each other duplicate stickers by regular mail, very little is left.
Fortunately, this period is almost over. But at the age of 4-5 years, the daughter was ready to open one egg per day. By the way, it was to open it, because lately she had refused to eat chocolate from eggs.
At first I collected it – I tried to make stuffing for pancakes or croissants, but the result was not very. I had to just throw it away.
Now all these toys are in the box dead weight, and every time during cleaning I want to throw them away, and the hand does not rise.
Now the hit of preschool children and even children from the lower grades of the school are rubber figurines-suckers that can be obtained in supermarkets of the network we know. They are not sold, but are issued with the purchase of certain goods or for a certain amount of purchases.
The manufacturers did not lose when they invented a special cardboard album-box for figures, because every child needs to buy one for him.
We also collected three or four cards from magnets from roast yogurts. The card is formed on the principle of a puzzle, mounted on the refrigerator. With this collection, we have learned the names and sights of cities in our country and the world.
Rather, it’s not a collection, but the tendency of a little girl to collect as many beautiful dolls as possible. For two years, the daughter recognizes only Winx dolls – she can play with them half a day without getting up, changes outfits, plays out cartoons from cartoons.
There is no end to this hobby, because new series of dolls are constantly appearing, and they, you know, are worth a lot. Receives their daughter only on occasion.
There are many of them now, just manage to buy. I even somehow began to collect publications about Russian artists. And there are issues on the structure of the human body, about minerals, cats, dogs, cars and even for lovers of needlework. Pleasant bonus – a pleasant bonus in the form of a toy is attached to each magazine.
We have collected only a collection with magazines about fairies. By the way, the gifts for them were of excellent quality – the daughter has been drinking from the Winx cup for the second year and sleeping with a beautiful cushion.
Benefit or harm
I don’t see anything bad in children’s collecting, except the expenses for the constituent collections. But there are a lot of good things: the memory is well developed, for example. Every time I marvel at how my daughter remembers the names of the characters in the collections, which she lacks and which ones she already has.
By the way, out of two hundred stickers in the magazine, we have about 170, and the daughter clearly knows what numbers she is missing! There is also an educational moment – I sometimes get characters for collections in the form of encouragement.
And what do your children collect?