Before you begin shopping for toys this holiday season, check out this Tampa Bay Times article about toy safety. How does this information affect your decisions about toy-buying?
If you are tired of thinking about toys that can spy, check out some nostalgia. Every year there is a "hot" toy.
SS.4.FL.2.6 Predict how peoples spending choices are influenced by prices as well as many other factors, including advertising, the spending choices of others, and peer pressure. How does the information on toys that spy affect your spending choices?
SS.8.FL.2.1 Explain why when deciding what to buy, consumers may choose to gather information from a variety of sources. Describe how the quality and usefulness of information provided by sources can vary greatly from source to source. Explain that, while many sources provide valuable information, other sources provide information that is deliberately misleading. How does the information in the article impact your buying decisions?
SS.912.FL.2.3 Discuss that when buying a good, consumers may consider various aspects of the product including the products features. Explain why for goods that last for a longer period of time, the consumer should consider the products durability and maintenance costs. Why is it important to conduct research before buying a toy? What did you learn from the article? How would this impact your buying decisions?
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.