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Best Classic Kid Toys of All Time

Updated on September 25, 2019

The art of playing with toys has never gotten old. Kid toys bring a lot of excitement to a child's mental and physical development.

Today, we will travel back in time to find the greatest kid toys ever invented. Most of the toys listed here are all apart of The National Toy Hall of Fame. Now let's take a look at some iconic kid toys your little ones will love.

Etch A Sketch

This iconic game have been around for more than two decades now. Young children love sketching their favorite pictures while quickly shaking the device to create another masterpiece. It is a iconic game that young children truly can't get enough of.

The device was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.


Barbie

The Barbie doll baby is one the most iconic kid toys of all time. It has been used in films and commercial advertisements. It is simply America's favorite toy for children.

The Barbie doll was also inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.

Crayola Crayons

Crayons are a child's paradise. Children love using them in coloring books. They also love the wide range of beautiful colors. Crayons help children develop their own since of artistic expression. It is used worldwide. It's an item that will never really go out of style.


View Master

The view master is an iconic kid toy that have been in existence since 1939 when it was first introduced at New York's World fair. It later became popular after a company bought the product with the licensing to all Disney Characters.

The device is an inductee of the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Jump Rope

The jump rope is a kid toy that has been in existence since the 17th century. The toy got its name from Dutch settlers. It is where you get the moniker "double dutch" which is played using two jump ropes instead of one.


Alphabet Blocks

Alphabet blocks was invented in 1693. The item has helped children cognitive development. It is a very old and classic toy. It is another toy that also belongs to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Checkers

Checkers is a iconic and simple board game that children love. Adults also love this particular item as well. Checkers is a family oriented game. Young children from various backgrounds love playing this fun and interesting board game.

Baby Doll

The baby doll toy is one of the most iconic children toys of all time. It is an item that teaches children how to care for a baby. Many young girls enjoy playing with their baby dolls. Young girls also learn some important mothering skills from the classic toy.

The baby doll was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2008.

Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo was introduced to consumers in 1996. The toy became immensely popular the following year. It is a Tyco plush toy from Tyco preschool, a division of Tyco Toys. The toy also belongs to the Sesame Street show franchise.

When squeeze the toy shakes and recites his trademark giggle. It is what makes this toy irresistible to toddlers who love playing with Elmo.

Hula Hoop

The hula hoop gained popularity in 1950 when a California toy company bought a plastic version of the device. The hula hoop has been in existence for thousands of years dating back to fourteenth century England.

Kids and adults have used hula hoops as a workout device. It is used around the waist and neck. Hula hoops help children stay in shape. Some adults also use the device as well for the same reason. It is also a incredibly fun toy for kids.

Conclusion

Iconic kid toys bring a lot of excitement and wonder to a young child's life. Toys enable children to learn and gain a since of the world around them. It is the basis to why toys were created. With that said, My article was designed to help parents find great kid toys for their children. It was also designed to help children cognitive and mental development. If you enjoyed this article, please leave your feedback below. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Do you have a favorite kid toy that didn't make my list? Let me know in the comments section below.

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      John R Wilsdon 

      4 months ago from Superior, Arizona

      I loved playing with the viewmaster as a kid. I found the 3d effect in many of the slide collections to be fascinating. I thought, "How do they make that look so real?" Today I use the etch a sketch with my grandchildren - and I am 70 years of age! You have certainly picked some outstanding toys, all of which have survived the changing tastes of time. Well done.

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      Liz Westwood 

      8 months ago from UK

      Great ideas and a trip down memory lane. I would also add slinky and the Fisher Price cot activity centre.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think you probably chose the best toys in my memory. These are toys my children played with and they have been adults for quite some time. Some good ideas do not wear out. This was an enjoyable article, well-written and with good information.

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