In the past year, the number of children ages 5 to 11 who play with glow worms has more than doubled.
According to the Toys and Hobbies Council of Australia, a national organisation that works to promote children’s interests and prevent them from getting injured, the growth of the hobby has seen an uptick in the number and size of glow worms.
“It’s a great way for kids to see a different side of the world and it’s something that they can build with their friends,” said Liz Taylor, CEO of the Council.
She said the trend of children wanting to build with them was a positive for the world.
The Council recently launched a campaign called The Glow Worm Challenge, which will see glow worms and other toys designed to look like glowing insects and insects be distributed to schools across Australia.
Its goal is to encourage children to build from scratch using their imagination, and provide fun and safe environments for them to learn and enjoy the hobby.
Taylor said the council was pleased with the success of the campaign, and hoped to expand it in the future.
“The glow worm is a fantastic addition to our collection of fun and colourful objects, and we’re excited about seeing the enthusiasm from the Australian community for these colourful toys,” she said.
Follow Victoria on Twitter: @VictoriaNewsTopics:children,childrens-and-families,nsw,australia,toys,education,tiger,tigers-peninsula