Children From Around the World Show Off Their Toys & Remind Us How Alike We All Really Are

It seems as if every country becomes to be recognized around the globe with a certain identity. Whether accurate or not, stereotypes begin to form about what people of a particular nation are like. These prejudices can lead us to jump to inaccurate conclusions about someone before getting a chance to know them. Fortunately, the innocence of children is one area where these notions have not yet been been ingrained in their minds. They simply want to play with each other, regardless of what they look like or where they are from. And though they made drastically different lives, you only need to take one look at the things they all turn to at play time to see alike we really all are. In her book Toy Stories, journalist and photographer Gabrielle Galimberti has captured this perfectly. She traveled the world visiting children from all walks of life and took stunningly beautiful pictures of their toys. The results are simply incredible. The joy that leaps off that screen feels the same regardless of child.

Hope you enjoy them as well! Share the photos with your friends, and be sure to check out her book for more.

Source: Gabrielle Galimberti, My Modern Met

“Maudy” 3 years old from Kalulushi, Zambiachildren from around the world show off their toys "Maudy" 3 years old from Kalulushi, Zambia

“Mikkel” 3 years old from Bergen, Norway

children from around the world show off their toys: mikkel, 3 years old, bergen, norway

“Julius” 3 years old from Lausanne, Switzerland

children from around the world show off their toys: julian, 3 years old from lausanne, switzerland

“Tyra” 3 years old from Stockholm, Sweden

children from around the world show off their toys: tyra 3 years old from stockholm, sweden

“Niko” 5 years old from Homer, Alaska

children from around the world show off their toys: niko 5 years old from homer, alaska

“Enea” 3 years old from Boulder, Colorado

children from around the world show off their toys: enea 3 years old from boulder, colorado

“Naya” 3 years old from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

children from around the world show off their toys: naya 3 years old from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

“Lauren” 6 years old from Muskoka, Canada

children from around the world show off their toys: lauren 6 years old from muskoka, canada

“Shotaro” 5 years old from Osaka, Japan

children from around the world show off their toys: shotaro 5 years old from osaka, japan

“Taha” 4 years old from Beirut, Lebanon

children from around the world show off their toys: taha 4 years old from beirut, lebanon

“Pavel” 5 years old from Kiev, Ukraine

children from around the world show off their toys: pavel 5 years old from kiev, ukraine

“Chiwa” 4 years old from Mchinji, Malawai

children from around the world show off their toys: chiwa 4 years old from mchinji, malawai

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