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Kids and Advertising: 5 Steps Parents Can Take to Fight Consumerism

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Turn the Tables

For a fun and educational activity, get a bunch of random, silly objects from around the house and have your child make a pretend advertisement for a made-up product. He can draw a picture to try and sell you a pipe-cleaner nose-scratcher or perform a commercial to convince you that a cardboard tube actually gives you super-sight! He’ll start to realize how advertisers spin tales to get people to buy things.