If you had to pick a favourite toy, what would it be? Do you love lego, or Star Wars toys. Maybe you are a Barbie or a My Little Pony fan. Perhaps you have a drone that you fly around or do you prefer to ride on your bike or scooter.
Whatever it is you might like to learn some funny and interesting facts about toys.
- The word “toy” comes from an Old English word meaning “tool”.
- Dolls are considered to be the oldest toys in history.
- The Yo-yo is believed to be the second-oldest toy in the world. It was used in 500BC in Ancient Greece.
- Barbie was introduced in 1959 and cost $3. Every second, two Barbie dolls are sold in the world.
- The first toy advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head.
- Play-Doh was originally used to clean wallpaper.
- Kermit the Frog is left-handed.
There are heaps of cool books in the library about the history of toys as well as books that teach how to build and construct them.
So have some toy fun!