Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

No matter where you are in the world, you can count on one thing: kids love to have fun and play with toys.

While researching a magazine article, photographer Gabriele Galimberti took a whole bunch of photographs of children all over the world with their most prized possessions, toys. The toys showcased vary from child to child, especially depending on where the child is from — but all the photographs are a joy to look at.

Here's a small sample from a post over at Slate (and in case you're wondering, the first image is from Japan.)

Naya, Age 3, from Costa Rica

Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

Arafa and Aisha, age 5, Zanzibar

Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

Watcharapon, Age 4, Thailand

Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

Julius, Age 3, Switzerland

Kids From Around The World Share Their Favourite Toys

You can look at more pictures in this series over at Slate. Their interview with Galimberti is fascinating, too. A small taste:

Generally speaking, I can say that [getting the children to pose with their toys] was easier in the poorest countries. Rich children tend to be more possessive of what they have, even if they usually have a lot more toys than children in poor countries.

Probably not surprising, huh?


Comments

    Love the little Girls from Zanzibar. So cute with their He-Man toys!

      Agreed, as well as the girl from Costa Rica.
      What's interesting to me is I don't see them as being any less better off than kids with heaps of toys.
      It reminds me there was a time when we didn't need every fad toy that hit the shelves and were content with just about anything as long as we got to play.

    That Thai kid as a cool name

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