Most kids in my village don’t have toys. They don’t have stuffed animals, toy cars, coloring books, bubbles, dolls, and they definitely don’t have Nintendo. They do make their own toys though, which I think is pretty cool.
I think it’s great when I see kids running down the street chasing bicycle tires. I think it’s cool that they make their own soccer balls by mashing plastic grocery together into a tight ball and tying them with twine. However, I’m still always a bit horrified when I see parents giving their babies knives to play with. No one here seems to think it’s odd, but even after seven months it still makes me a bit nervous.