Results for - No Legos for Boys
1,999 voters participated in this survey
1. Have you or your children ever played with Legos?
I played with Legos and I'm a male.
I played with Legos and I'm a female.
I have male children who played with Legos
I have female children who played with Legos
None of these apply to me.
Other (please specify)
2. In your experience (as a parent or child), do boys tend to play with Legos more than girls?
3. This story is a few years old, but I just came across it on social media the other day. There was a Kindergarten teacher in Washington state who was bothered with the fact that her female students did not choose to play with Legos as much as the male students did. At first she tried offering pink and purple Legos, but that didn't work. So she then began forbidding the boys from playing with the Legos at all. Have you heard about this story?
4. Many people are aware that playing with Legos in various ways can actually build math and science skills. This teacher felt that because of gender inequality in these areas, it was imperative to get the girls playing with Legos at a young age. If you have noticed, from your experience at any level, that boys tend to gravitate more towards Legos than girls, do you think this is something that is natural? Or the result of sexism and gender bias?
I think it's natural.
I think it's the result of sexism and gender bias.
I think it's a bit of both.
I don't think it's either.
I actually don't notice more boys playing with Legos than girls.
I'm not sure.
5. After the news picked up this story, the teacher and school were contacted and the teacher in question claims she only instituted this rule for the first month of school, in hopes that that would give the girls a chance to get interested in the Legos. Would you support such a rule at your child's school, even if only for a month?
I wouldn't support it at all, not even for a day.
I would support it, but only if it was just for that first month.
I would support it for the entire year.
I'm not sure.
02/15/2017 Living 1999 37 By: MamaV1776