While their form and function may have changed over time, toys have continued provide entertainment and inspire play for many. Numerous toys, such as building blocks and puzzles are said to stimulate learning and development of new skills, particularly among children. Other toys, such as Frisbees and balls encourage physical activity and coordination. In Canada, plush toys and youth electronics led the toy categories in the first half of 2015, with a year-over-year sales growth of 21.3 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively.
From remote controlled drones to robots and electronic pets, technological toys and games seem to be the way of the future. While technological toys are typically considered a more expensive option, on average more money was spent per buyer on traditional toys in 2013, with traditional toys consistently accounting for almost 80 percent of retail sales for toys and games each year from 2008.
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