A well-known manufacturer of toys for babies and preschool children has presented play sets that play on the theme of self-isolation.
US toy sales increased by 16% in the first half of the year, according to research firm NPD Group. People today often have to combine remote work and pastime with children who need to be constantly occupied with something. It is not surprising that managers Fisher Price the idea arose to offer customers something that corresponds to modern realities.
The new sets will allow children to play like they are working from home, exercising at home and spending more time in the kitchen – just like their parents.
Perhaps the most original was the My Home Office set, which allows the child to play remote work - it includes a toy laptop, smartphone, headset and a cup of coffee. Its cost is $24.99.
The Baby Biceps set is simpler. It mimics home fitness activities and includes toy dumbbells, a kettlebell, a protein shake shaker and a forehead band. The cost of the set is $14.99.
Another set "Cutest Chef" is dedicated to constant pastime in the kitchen. It includes a chef's bib, mitten, tongs with a meatball clamped in them, and a "list" of recipes. The cost is $14.99.
All three sets are already available for pre-order, sales will start in the very near future. As Chuck Scoton, Fisher-Price senior vice president and global director of toys for babies and preschoolers at Mattel, wrote in a blog post, these sets "turn adults' everyday activities into games." According to him, these sets "represent activities that children see adults doing now more than ever."