Interested in what we have found about children, toys, and their visions of future selves?
Seaplane: This study looked at how gendered narratives and gendered seaplanes impacted children's lego creations and the subsequent type of play in which the children engaged.
Building a Pink Dinosaur: We looked at how colors of toys impact what children build with free play LEGOs.
Does Propulsion Matter? This study looked at characteristics of toys that may make them appeal to boys and girls differently.
Pink Gives Permission: We looked at how toy color may influence which toys children want to play with.
Working at Play: This is a chapter in a recently published book (Gender Typing of Children's Toys: How Early Play Experiences Impact Development, edited by Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella) on gender typing in children's toys! It discusses how toys in childhood influences children's future careers and family roles.