The toy can be defined as an item intended for child’s play, but to distinguish it from other playthings that are not called ‘toys’ a more complex qualification should be included. This is an item that does not clearly state its usage as does a board game or a construction set. Or, to express it in a more positive way, the toy provides the child with a solid image that they will be able to use in play, or even more extensively in a relationship that might be a collection, an affection or simply by its presence. This makes the toy the child’s ultimate object with no function other than the opportunity to play in the broadest sense. Therefore, to consider the toy one must ...

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