The History of Toys

Who doesn’t like toys? And as piles of festively wrapped favorites start piling up under trees, how about heading over to the History Channel for a look at The History of Toys? “Discover the origins of your favorite toys and games, from chess and checkers to Barbie and Atari. Find out how many crayons are produced each day, who invented Lincoln Logs, and which classic toy truck is the brainchild of a group of Minnesota school teachers.”  As an added bonus, see what the story is behind Santa Claus, an American icon with a long history.

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