It has been a year since I blogged about which toys made it into the Toy Hall of Fame, at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. A year ago I never knew there was a hall of fame for toys, but now I wait to see who are the newest inductees.
Can you believe there is a 23 member national selection committee that includes toy collectors, professors, and psychologists? The toys must be iconic, innovative, and best of all, encouraging of learning and creativity. Interestingly, none of the new inductee toys required batteries or a computer.
I am not sure what toys you enjoyed as a child, and I am not familiar with all the toys that fascinate children today. I wonder, do kids still have toy chests or does everything come with wires?
There is something wonderful about taking a moment to capture a pleasant memory from childhood. Toys seem to have that magical power to return us to a simpler and more carefree life.
The early years of Jesus remain hidden from us, but I wonder what toys he enjoyed. I wonder if Joseph carved him a special stick or if Mary made him a pouch to carry smooth stones for skipping on the water.