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My Favorite Toy. Draw a picture and describe a favorite toy from your childhood. ... Toys. CLASSIC TOYS: Favorites of the 21st Century. ____ 1. Candy Land ____ 2. Magic ____ 3. Monopoly ____ 4. Parcheesi ____ 5. Scrabble ____ 6. Trivial Pursuit ____ 7. Twister ____ 8. UNO.

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My favorite toy

My Favorite Toy

  • Draw a picture and describe a favorite toy from your childhood.

My favorite toy



Favorites of the 21st Century

Class toy quiz rate the following games from the oldest to the newest manufactured

____ 1. Candy Land

____ 2. Magic

____ 3. Monopoly

____ 4. Parcheesi

____ 5. Scrabble

____ 6. Trivial Pursuit

____ 7. Twister

____ 8. UNO

1) 1867- Parcheesi

2) 1935- Monopoly

3) 1948- Scrabble

4) 1949- Candy Land

5) 1966- Twister

6) 1972- UNO

7) 1982- Trivial Pursuit

8) 1993- Magic

CLASS TOY QUIZ: Rate the following GAMES from the oldest to the newest (Manufactured)

Classic toys


Many toys have survived the test of time.

Here are a few of the


of the 21st Century

Most information taken from:

American International Toy Fair 100th Anniversary Celebration: 100 Fun Facts for 100 Years of Toy Fair

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2000 B.C.- CHECKERS (Ancient Egypt)

When a pharaoh died, he would be buried with many of his favorite items. Checkers were often found in this collection.

DICE (made out of bone)have also been found in Egyptian tombs.

Classic Toys

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Originated in India

Textile factory workers created a game that was played on fabric with a unique pattern.

Classic Toys

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1st electric Lionel train was window display in New York City. Soon shoppers were asking to buy it.


Crayola products are sold in more than 80 countries & 12 languages.

The average child in the US will wear down 730 crayons by his/her 10th birthday.

Classic Toys

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Named after President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt following a bear hunt in Mississippi.

Ideal Toy Company was the first company to mass-produce the Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bears are still a favorite toy for people of all ages.

Classic Toys

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1st handcrafted dolls had brown yarn hair instead of the trade-mark red yarn hair.

Classic Toys

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Were designed and developed by John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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1st doll based on licensed

known for detailed design

1930’s invented “sleep eyes”

Frustrated with her dolls stockings falling down, she sewed them to the dolls panties, thereby inventing pantyhose!

Classic Toys

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1930- MICKEY & MINNIE MOUSE Plush Dolls

1st Mickey Mouse Cartoon in 1928

Mickey and Minnie Mouse are icons of Walt Disney and the Disney corporation.

Classic Toys

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1935- Monopoly

Was first rejected by Parker Brothers in 1933.

Today has sold more than 100 million sets - worldwide.

More Monopoly money is printed each year than US currency!

Many variations of the original game.

Classic Toys

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It takes over 119,000 pounds of yellow paint and 5.1 million pounds of sheet metal a year to make the Tonka vehicles.

The name “Tonka” is taken from a Dakota Sioux Indian word meaning “great”.

Classic Toys

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1948- SLINKY

- Average size Slinky has 63 feet of wire or plastic.

It takes 10 seconds to produce one Slinky.

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1st toy product ever advertised on television

Original toy inserted plastic parts in a real potato

1956- PLAY-DOH

First entered the market as wallpaper cleaner. (1950)

Classic Toys

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This little car was originally created for a girl. A small brass car was put in a matchbox for her to take take to school.

Classic Toys

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Invented by a Canadian couple while on their yacht, so they called it “Yahtzee”.

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Pies made by the Frisbee Baking Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, were sold to college students. The students discovered that they could toss and catch the empty pie tins for hours of fun.

Classic Toys


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1958- LEGO’S

“LEGO” comes from a Danish word that means “play well”.

More than 6,000 children helped to construct the world’s tallest LEGO structure. It stands 82 feet in Tallin,Estonia. They worked for 3 days in rain and high winds.

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1959- BARBIE

Invented by the co-founder of Mattel toy company.

Named after her daughter Barbara - Ken was named after her son.

3 Barbie Dolls are sold somewhere in the world every second.

The world’s largest Barbie collection is in the United Kingdom. A woman there has 1,125 dolls. (Ken dolls included)

“Barbie Pink” is a recognized color

Classic Toys

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1964- G.I. Joe

The world’s 1st action figure.

Average of 10 G.I. Joe for boys 5-10 years old.

Skip the Navy Frogman, Rocky the Marine Paratrooper, and Ace the Fighter Pilot were considered names.


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1st called Pretzel- promotional product for a shoe polish company.

The largest Twister mat in the world was made for a printing company’s grand opening.

The company was located in Salt Lake City, Utah! (60 x 19.75 feet)


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1980- RUBIK’s CUBE

Possible color combinations = 1,929,770,126,028,800!


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Xavier Roberts, a sculptor, showed the dolls as part of an art exhibit.

The dolls would be put up for adoption by his assistants who were dress like maternity nurses.


Care Bears live in the magical world of Care-A-Lot.

The 10 original bears were: Bedtime, Birthday, Cheer, Friend, Funshine, Good Luck, Grumpy, Love-A-Lot, Share, and Tenderheart.


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Inspired by a popular comic book series by the same name.

Action figures, games, cartoon series and even 3 motion pictures later featured these characters.

4 Turtles were named after famous painters: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello.

Splinter the Rat - teacher Shredder- the “bad guy”


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New idea for a traditional bean-bag.

Floppy animals that created “Beaniemania”.


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1998- FURBY

Interactive stuffed toy

Reacted to human sounds - and other Furby’s with winkles, giggles, speaKing “Furbish”, and English.


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Many other toys have endured the test of time …

What toys of the present will become CLASSIC TOYS for the next century!

Selection of toys


  • Make sure the toy is DAP

    • Toys for age-appropriate development of the child

  • Soft & Cuddling Toys

    • Dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

  • Manipulation/Small Motor Skill Toys

    • Blocks, puzzles, snap, gears, games, etc.

  • Large Motor Skill Toys

    • Tricycles/bikes, balls, jump ropes, scooters, etc.

  • Dramatic Play

    • Dress-up clothes, furniture and accessories, etc.

Safety issues


  • SIZE of toy and pieces

    • Larger than the child’s two fists

  • No SHARP edges or points

    • Broken toys should be fixed or thrown away

  • NON-TOXIC materials

    • Avoid all painted toys for babies & toddlers


    • Toy’s that won’t break easily

    • Toys that can be cleaned easily

  • Child protection safety act


    • Passage of this act was influenced by complaints regarding the safety of many toys.

    • The CHILD PROTECTION and TOY SAFETY ACT was passed in 1969.

      • Gave Food and Drug Administration the authority to remove and keep off the market toys and other products that are dangerous to children.

    Toys should be

    Toys should be:


      • Check the suggested age on the packaging

    • SAFE

      • This applies to new and used toys

    • TEACH a Skill or Concept

      • Aide in one of the 5 areas of Child Development

    • FUN - FUN - FUN!!!

    Play learning at its best

    Play: Learning at Its Best

    Types of play

    Types of Play

    • Free play- Children may choose how they use the materials. Children have as many choices as possible.

    Open-ended blocks and farm animals.

    Types of play1

    Types of Play

    • Guided Play- The teacher has selected specific materials from which the child must choose in order to discover specific concepts.

    Experimenting with mixing colors using test tubes, pipettes and water coloring.

    Types of play2

    Types of Play

    • Directed Play- The teacher instructs the children how to accomplish a specific task.

    Math activity: matching two Oreo shapes.

    Levels of social play

    Levels of Social Play

    • Solitary Play- Children play without regard for what other children around them are doing.

    Concentrating on coloring a snowman with Crayola markers.

    Levels of social play1

    Levels of Social Play

    • Onlooker Play- Children who watch other children play.

    Children watching a girl hitting a piñata.

    Levels of social play2

    Levels of Social Play

    • Parallel Play- Play in which several children are playing with the same materials, but each is playing independently.

    Playing in cornmeal and cooking materials, but not together.

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    Levels of Social Play

    • Associative Play- Children play together but in a loosely organized fashion.

    Musical chairs.

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    Levels of Social Play

    • Cooperative Play- Each child accepts a designated role and is dependent on others for achieving the goals of the play.

    Sociodramatic play

    Sociodramatic Play

    • The teacher may have to model appropriate play behavior for children with little or no experience in sociodramatic play.

    • Teachers must develop skills in listening to and responding to children.

    • Teachers must follow the child’s lead, rather than imposing their ideas about what children should be playing.

    Sociodramatic play1

    Sociodramatic Play

    Teachers can develop listening skills and respond to the children as they play grocery store.

    Hair salon- teacher modeling what to do.

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    • In order for an activity to be called play, the player must choose to participate; a play activity is self-chosen.

    • The child controls how long she will participate.

    • The child defines the goals of the activity.

    • Play is active, not passive. It is interactive.

    • Play has no rules.

    • Children playing outdoors often have more freedom than is typical of indoor play.

    Purpose of play

    Purpose of Play

    • Play helps children develop and strengthen organizing and problem-solving abilities.

    • Play helps children consider the viewpoints of their playmates.

    • Play helps children achieve both fine and gross motor control.



    • Instrumental play- play that the teacher plans and encourages.

    • Illicit play- not sanctioned and may be even forbidden by the teacher, for example toy guns.

    • Developmentally delayed- These types of children may exhibit play behaviors that are typical of much younger children.

    Types of play3


    • PHYSICAL: Play develops large and small muscles and increases speed, strength and coordination.

    • EMOTIONAL: Children learn how to handle their feelings and fears through play. It gives them opportunities to try expressing emotions they have seen other people express

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    • INTELLECTUAL: Play teaches children how things work.

    • They learn how to reason and solve problems as well as practice new mental skills.

    • SOCIAL: Play teaches children the type of social behavior that is acceptable in society. They find ways to get along with other people. They become more understanding of other people and learn to share and cooperate.

    • MORAL: Children learn to be honest and considerate as they play.

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    • The child is involved in make-believe or imaginative situations. They may wish to play house, doctor, office, bank, or restaurant. This play is important in the development of a child because it teaches about real life situations and problem solving. It also teaches social interactions and behaviors. The child is able to express him/herself in a different role, which allows him/her to release pinned –in emotions. During dramatic play, children may act out things they have experienced such as happy moments, sad moments, fears or anxieties.

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    • A child is involved in playing and interacting with others and/or with objects. A child needs to be involved in active play a majority of the time because children learn by active playing. The term activity does not necessarily mean jumping up and down or running. A child can actively look at a book, put a puzzle together, look at the clouds and create images out of them, etc.

    Rough and tumble play


    • This type of play can look a great deal like wrestling or fighting. When children are playing, their faces will represent happiness and their tone of voice will be pleasant. However, if there is anger or fear in their faces or voices, a caregiver needs to intercede. Rough-and-tumble play allows for a great release of energy as well as physical and social development.

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    • Passive play is passive or non-interactive. A child does not interact with anyone or anything. There will be times when all children need to have passive play: when they are tired, angry, watching television, or just need a few minutes alone. However when a child is passive and not interactive a great deal of the time, a caregiver needs to try and involve the child in some form of active play. Watching television is a great example of passive play. Children should be limited in the amount of passive play they are allowed to have.

    Skill mastery play


    • This type of play occurs when a child learns or is beginning to learn a new skill. The child will continue to repeat the new skill over and over and over. Some examples of skill mastery play are rolling down a hill, riding a bike, skating, etc. A child will engage in the same play activity for hours. This allows for several developmental processes to take place. First, the child is mastering or perfecting a skill. Secondly, as the child is in the process of mastering the skill, he/she recognizes his/her progress and feels a sense of accomplishment. This builds self-esteem.

    Sensory motor play


    • This type of play utilizes the senses and motor skills. A child playing in sand, mud, water, play dough, saw dust, corn meal, packing material, oblique, or any type of textural media is actively involved in learning about pre-math and pre-science concepts. The way the matter feels, the way it pours or oozes, and the way it changes by combining it with other matter are important concepts for the child to learn

    Case studies


    • Brad comes to preschool and walks over to play with the blocks. Brenda tells Brad to

    • build a school right where he is and she will make a road to it. Brad begins working on

    • the school and shows Brenda where he wants the road to be.

    • TYPES OF PLAY: _____________________________________________

    • Eric runs into the preschool room and picks up the blue dump truck and begins driving it all over. He talks to himself as he drives back and forth telling the driver to watch out for the other kids.

    • TYPE OF PLAY: ______________________________________________

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    • Matt and Meg are both playing in the sandbox. Matt is making mud soup, Meg is building a castle. They share the funnel and bucket but do not say too much to each other except to ask for the funnel or bucket.

    • TYPE OF PLAY: _____________________________________________

    • Ted is playing shopkeeper. Sue and Pam come to buy groceries. They select the food they want and go to the cash register. Ted asks them for money. They do not have enough money to pay for their groceries. They discuss how they can get the food they need.

    • TYPE OF PLAY: _____________________________________________


    Search the internet for toys appropriate to each age level. (no video games)

    Copy and paste the picture into your Word document.

    Describe the toy and why it is appropriate.

    What does it help develop?

    Make sure your name and class is on your paper. 1-2 pages only

    Print and turn in to me today!

    Age levels:

    Newborn – 1 year

    1 year – 2 year

    2 – 5 years

    5 – 9 years

    10 – 14 years


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