The History of Toys

Once upon a time there weren’t video games. There weren’t talking dolls (or ones that pee in their pants – who thought that was a good idea?). There weren’t even Barbies or bicycles.

We live in a time where entire stores are devoted to selling toys, but children still play with some of the same things they played with thousands of years ago. How did we get here from there? Do you know what Lego means? What was the first board game?

Follow along as we roll the dice and take a walk through the History of Toys.

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The History of Toys is an established resource for parents who have experiences and information to share, as well as those who are seeking guidance and support as they move through their family’s journey, from pre-conception to preschool and beyond. provides expert advice and informative articles to its millions of members, as well as continually expanding offerings including interactive tools, personalized content, and member rewards. ... More

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  1. Profile photo of mgavens mgavens says:

    I miss my nintendo(nes)!

  2. lol i use to have a tickle me elmo as a kid 🙂

  3. Profile photo of janefondaw janefondaw says:

    as Clifford said I’m blown away that a mom able to profit ¥5123 in 1 month on the computer. did you see this link ASK22.?o?


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