The Jill & Jack group discuss and challenge assumptions around gender and children and provide a thought-provoking platform to deconstruct stereotypes.

Recurring topics since the group was set up in 1990 have included:

  • Barbies and Action Man
  • Girls and pink
  • Guns and superhero play
  • Media and advertising in children’s lives
  • Roles of men and women in family life
  • Do girls and boys learn and play differently?

Our collection of articles, leaflets and cuttings around gender issues and children is the largest in the Toy Library archive. We shall publish some as the topics come to the forefront again.