October 6, 2015 – We can have fun here, right? We don’t always have to have that heavy, guilt-inducing medicine talk, do we?
Ok, now that we have that straight…
The National Toy Hall of Fame (HOF) is located in Rochester, NY and housed in The Strong® – a “highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.”
The Toy HOF annually names 12 finalists for induction and then two or three are selected for induction.
This year’s 12 finalists have already been announced and include: American Girl dolls, Battleship, coloring book, Jenga, PLAYMOBIL, puppet, scooter, Super Soaker, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, top, Twister, and the Wiffle Ball.
RCAM takes notice of such things because we know that the work of childhood is play. Where there are children, there is play; and where there is play, there are toys. It is not a stretch to think that that has always been true (EDITOR’S NOTE: this is true – note that “stick” is already in the Toy Hall of Fame).
Therefore, in honor of outstanding achievement in the field of Toys, RCAM announces a 3 part series:
We will find out on Thursday, November 5 at 10:30 am which two or three from that list will be recognized with permanent inclusion in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Which two are most deserving of this honor? Participate in our poll and next week read one pediatrician’s take on who should be added to the Toy Hall of Fame: