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This study examined the relationship between the mother's occupational status and the type of play behaviors children engage in. There were 50 children (25 same-sex pairs) examined for this study. They were 5 years of age. The children were timed according to how much time they spent with "girl toys" along with the time they spent mutually interacting with one another. The findings suggest that there are gender differences in toy preferences. However, there are not significant differences between children who have stay-at-home moms and those whose moms work outside the home.