Toymakers Spin Stories On The Web
from the imagination-is-so-last-millennium dept
Apparently things like imagination are too much trouble for today’s kids. In an effort to get kids more addicted to various toys and dolls this year, toymakers are trying to bring kids to their websites by providing additional story lines to go with the dolls (and to encourage the kids to beg mommy and daddy to buy more toy accessories to keep up). And I had thought the point of dolls was for kids to use their imaginations to come up with their own stories. There’s nothing wrong with using the web to promote the toys, but wouldn’t it be nicer if used in ways to make them interactive, and encourage the kids to come up with their own stories.