What Are Some Good Toys for Kids?


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Some good toys for kids are Legos, hula hoops, Cabbage Patch Dolls and yo-yos. Other good toys for kids include bubbles, Play-Doh, and Mr. Potato Head.

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Mr. Potato Head is one of the most iconic children's toys ever created. Invented in 1949, this toy originally consisted of 28 plastic facial features and accessories with pegs on the back that children stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. With this first incarnation of Mr. Potato Head, the creator's intention was to find a way to get kids to like vegetables. In 1964, the company introduced a plastic potato to take the place of a real one in the play set, due to stricter government safety regulations.

Since its debut in 1949, the Lego brand has become a huge seller around the world and received recognition as the "World's Most Powerful Brand" by Brand Finance in 2015. Lego's signature colorful, interlocking plastic bricks have remained popular for years due to their simplistic design, which allows for independent play and limitless creativity. Children can make endless combinations with just a few bricks. Lego has earned a reputation as a toy that never fails to challenge and amuse.

Lego also introduced a product line in 1969 called Duplo. Geared toward younger kids, the simplistic Duplo bricks are twice the size of regular Lego bricks.

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