Children and their toys: amazing PICS from around the world

From teddies to sunglasses, from a roomful of toy guns to a single plastic dinosaur, children from 50 countries around the world pose with their toys for photographer Gabriele Galimberti's powerful new Toy Stories book



Kids love toys. And whether they own every game they could wish for or just one stuffed monkey, the pride they have in their toys is universal.


And that’s the very essence of what photographer Gabriele Galimberti has captured as he visited over 50 countries to take this amazing images of children with their most prized possessions.

Travelling from Texas to India and Malawi to China took Gabriele over a year but now his book Toy Stories is complete, and we can see how much toys mean to children everywhere.

Our first picture shows Maudy Sibanda, 3, from Kalulushi, Zambia. In her village, there are no shops, restaurants or hotels, and only a few children are lucky enough to have toys. A few weeks ago, Maudy and her friends found a box full of sunglasses on the street – and they are now their favourite toys.

In the second picture, you can see Cun Zi Yi, Chong Qing, China, who’s just turned 3, and received lots of gifts for her birthday. She plays with everything and can’t choose her favourite toy. Her parents say that she’s really good at painting, and will be an artist when she grows up.

And the third pics shows Noel Hawthorne, 5, from Texas in the US. He only plays with airplanes of all sizes and wants to be a pilot. His favourite game is to put Lego men on a trampoline his father gave him and let them fly to the bottom of the garden where there is a small pond. He imagines that he’s sending the Lego men off for a vacation at the lake, then he puts them back in his airplane and brings them home.

There are more images in the gallery below. Which photo is your favourite?

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MadeForMums Writer – Jessica Gibb

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