The Best Toys For Christmas

[twitter]Have a look at the boxes of toys you’ve got lined up for Christmas morning.

Wander your playroom and look in the bins at what your kids already have.

How many of today’s toys do you think will still be around in 10 years? 20 years? 30 years?

My mother saved a bunch from when I was a kid for Nana’s toybox. The Fisher Price town, airport and circus are classics. Timeless. My boys eat them up when they go there.

The Toy Hall of Fame has inducted 46 toys since it started in 1998.

Barbie, Easy Bake Oven, Checkers, Ball, Playing Cards, Kite, Lego, Teddy Bear and Marbles are all in the hall.

No Tickle Me Elmo. No Transformers.

The 2011 Toy Hall of Fame inductees included blanket, dollhouse and Hot Wheels.

Geekdad recently came up with a list of the Top 5 Toys of All Time.

5. Dirt
4. Cardboard Tube
3. String
2. Box
1. Stick

While you’re flipping through the Toys R Us catalog and going over your child’s wish list, think about this: when armed with imagination a child is unstoppable.

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