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Old 12-27-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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The only toys with batteries that I can remember -ever- having as a child, were things like the EZ-Bake Oven, and the Creepy Crawly machine. The only one I recall that made any noise at all, was Operation.

But moms, dads, kids - do every cashier in the Known World a huge favor: If you see giggle-sticks on display, just leave them there. Please.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: TX
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When I were a lad, we ad a thing called imagination, it were developed by playing with toys that was quiet and simple.
Now Christmas is past, how are you feeling about all those noise making toys? I tend to feel an urge to remove all the batteries.
By giving toys that are almost all noisy, are we not destroying a childís ability to develop an imagination properly?
Iím sure the words to those nursery rhymes are wrong!
I don't know about the imagination thing, but it can't be good for their little eardrums. Not to mention a parent's sanity! If the toy itself doesn't drive you up the wall, I'm convinced that the loud noises coming from some toys help to ensure that your child becomes loud and obnoxious too!

The worst of these are manufacturers who forget volume control. EVERY toy that makes noise by the push of a button should have a way of turning the volume down, preferably in the battery compartment so a kid can't just turn it back up again.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:52 AM
 
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I don't know about the imagination thing, but it can't be good for their little eardrums. Not to mention a parent's sanity! If the toy itself doesn't drive you up the wall, I'm convinced that the loud noises coming from some toys help to ensure that your child becomes loud and obnoxious too!

The worst of these are manufacturers who forget volume control. EVERY toy that makes noise by the push of a button should have a way of turning the volume down, preferably in the battery compartment so a kid can't just turn it back up again.
So true about the volume control, I've noticed that fewer and fewer toys are being made with one, and if they are bad to our old ears, then it's probably terribly damaging for theitr young ears.
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