Once upon a time, soft toys were for babies. Now they're taken for granted as a feature of adult life.
The main point for me is that toys are incredibly more important than we realized.
A toy is seen both as a bauble and as an intellectual machine.
Adults spend $500 billion on games and leisure activity each year, and some adults lament that kids get $15 billion for toys.
Children who play regularly with their peers are most likely to achieve the highest levels of adjustment as adults.