What do your children love to play with? Do they have a mound of plastic toys abandoned in a closet? A precious (and well-worn) cuddly animal that could do with a good wash? A favourite blanket that is dragged around everywhere you go – and has been lost and re-found more times than you can count?
Well, one photographer has set out to document children’s favourite toys from around the world. Gabriele Galimberti travelled to more than 50 countries in the course of a year to see what little ones across the globe count as their most prized possessions.
The contrast between what children in some of the most deprived countries and those in richer nations have is both startling and poignant. Scroll through the gallery below to see for yourself.