Do you consider the educational value in a toy when you purchase it for a child? Growing up, I received plenty of toys, but the ones I remember are the ones that had some educational merit. Whether a toy invites curiosity or creativity, it can provide the spark needed for a child to develop a skill. Offering a variety of educational experiences through toys can also give a parent an idea about the types of activities a child may be interested in in the future. Toys that are too educational can often be lacking in the fun aspect for the child and can create an aversion to learning. When buying a gift for a child, do you buy what the child wants, or do you buy what might help the child grow educationally?