Toys, as small copies of larger objects, symbolize the microcosm within the macrocosm. Appearing in dreams, they may be alerting us to our ability to create our own lives. Just as a child will imagine himself creating his own little world through his toys, so also can we create as dreamers. n When there are toys in a dream we may be aware of children around us, or of our more childlike selves. Toys will highlight the creative side of ourselves, and the more playful innocent part. Perhaps we need to look at the types of toys that appear. They often give some indication of what we are playing with. We may be mulling over new ideas or new ways of relating to others. Equally we need to ?play? more, to relax and have fun. It will depend on whether the toys are gender specific in dreams. Boys? toys in men's dreams indicate the need to learn different masculine skills and girls? toys suggest learning about sensitivity. Girly toys in women's dreams might suggest that she needs to rediscover her hidden femininity, whereas boys? toys would show that she needs to appreciate her more assertive side. You might also like to consult the entries for Doll and Puppet.