Nostalgia Alert! Check Out The History Of Toys

Toys have come a long way. In the days of Babylon, people played a game similar to what we know as chess or checkers. But what about Tickle Me Elmo? Furbies? The Nintendo Wii U? Where do all these fit in on the timeline of our lives? These questions and more are answered in The History Of Toys.

The below infographic was published by Everyday Family. It’s truly a walk down memory lane (wait, was that a game too?) and features some toys and games that make me want to crack open my dusty closet at home filled with games like Chutes and Ladders, Battleship, and my Nintendo 64. The good ol’ days….

Key Points

  • I am pleasantly surprised by the number of ‘educational’ toys in this infographic. From Chaturanga to LEGOs, there’s more than a few items that are still used in classrooms today.
  • Did you know that kites were first flown in China around 1,000 B.C.?
  • Did you know Barbie made her first debut in 1959?
  • Did you know the Furby was banned in the Pentagon?!

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1 Comment

  1. Janet

    February 26, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Here is one I hope my kids remember when they are my age. The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and lower its branches when you Tickle It!. See the video and by all means get a kit to grow your own pet TickleMe Plant