It is today, 25th August, 4 months before Christmas. These pictures about soft toys were taken in London with my old Olympus and it was taken in a haste, so I do apologise for the poor quality. I had permission from the shop owner to take photos in this cute little shop, but you don’t want to bother other people by taking too long. I wonder if you can see the red giraffes and cows. The cows are on the left. I think the blue spotted animals are also giraffes. Do you think children get confused when looking at a blue giraffe and then suddenly, when spotting the giraffe in its natural environment wonder why it’s not red or blue? Then there’s lots of explaining to do…why not getting the child the animal in its natural colours straight from the start in order for them to learn straight away what the animals really look like. It’s like using baby-language and all sorts of jargon when talking to your todler and later on, you have to teach them the proper words again…double work, if you ask me and your todler get confused all the way. That’s my opinion. The same way your child’s general knowledge expands faster than other children’s. Think of a deprived child, sitting between 4 walls all day and never see those animals in their natural environment. I can use other examples too.
On the next image you can see some of my soft toys in the right corner. I love soft toys, but mostly bears.
November is the month for people to fill and deliver their shoe boxes for Operation Christmas box”. Maybe, if you have too many soft toys, you can think of filling your shoe box and add some of them in those boxes.
Ek het op die link van die Samaritan’s Purse gaan loer, hulle werk ook in SA, maar nie op hierdie manier van die skoenbokse nie. Is daar nie iemand in SA wat vir ons kindertjies daar so iets wil begin nie? Kerke kan die voortou neem en jy kan selfs by skole aanklop en hulle kan ‘n versamelpunt vir die kerke wees om dit af te haal soos by baie Laerskole hier in Engeland. Daar is spesifikasies vir seuns-bokse en meisie-bokse en hulle is baie streng daarop om geen speelgoed in te pak wat gevaarlik is of lyk soos wapens nie. Dis nogal pret om so iets te doen en dit voel dat jy darem vir kinders wat minder gegoed is iets beteken. Ek kan net dink aan die kindertjies in Danville en ander soortgelyke plekke in SA wat te bly sal wees om so ‘n skoenboks te ontvang!
Please click HERE for the site of the Samaritan’s Purse and for specifications on how to pack a shoe box.