Have we &#108&#111&#115&#116 our &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 in &#97 &#104&#121&#112&#110&#111&#116&#105&#99 video game trance? Have &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#98&#101&#99&#111&#109&#101 drones to &#116&#104&#101 video age?

Sometimes it may seem &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#119&#97&#121 as many children &#115&#112&#101&#110&#100 &#104&#111&#117&#114 upon hour in front &#111&#102 &#97 video &#115&#99&#114&#101&#101&#110, pressing buttons or &#106&#111&#99&#107&#101&#121&#105&#110&#103 around &#97 &#106&#111&#121&#115&#116&#105&#99&#107. &#66&#117&#116 it &#105&#115 up to the parents of children to say enough, &#108&#101&#116&#115 find some educational alternatives. &#72&#111&#119&#101&#118&#101&#114, &#105&#116 wasnt that long ago when we were kids.we had &#114&#101&#97&#108 toys.classic toys.

Lets step into &#97 time tunnel of sorts and &#114&#101&#99&#97&#108&#108 some of the fascinating &#116&#111&#121&#115 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#119&#101 had &#116&#104&#101 pleasure &#111&#102 playing with:

Tinker Toys

Ahh..Tinker &#84&#111&#121&#115..&#114&#111&#100&#115, &#115&#116&#105&#99&#107&#115, spools, spokes..simple, but a true classic &#116&#111&#121 invented in 1914 by Charles Pajeau, &#119&#104&#111 was &#97 stonemason &#98&#121 &#116&#114&#97&#100&#101 from &#69&#118&#97&#110&#115&#116&#111&#110, &#73&#108&#108&#105&#110&#111&#105&#115. He was inspired by children &#112&#108&#97&#121&#105&#110&#103 with &#112&#101&#110&#99&#105&#108&#115, sticks &#97&#110&#100 empty spools of thread &#116&#111 &#99&#114&#101&#97&#116&#101 his new toy. He &#115&#97&#119 &#116&#104&#101&#109 &#105&#109&#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#115&#105&#110&#103 and using their &#105&#109&#97&#103&#105&#110&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 and wondered if improve upon what they were doing. &#72&#101 designed his first set &#111&#102 Tinker Toys in his garage &#97&#110&#100 displayed &#116&#104&#101&#109 &#105&#110 1914 at the American Toy Fair.

Alas, his Tinker &#84&#111&#121&#115 drew &#110&#111 interest. &#83&#111 he tried again, this time at Christmas &#116&#105&#109&#101, but with a new marketing &#112&#108&#97&#110. Pajeau &#104&#105&#114&#101&#100 several &#109&#105&#100&#103&#101&#116&#115 and had them dress in elf costumes. &#72&#101 &#116&#104&#101&#110 had &#116&#104&#101&#109 play with &#116&#104&#101 &#84&#105&#110&#107&#101&#114 Toys &#105&#110 a &#115&#116&#111&#114&#101 display &#119&#105&#110&#100&#111&#119 &#105&#110 a Chicago department store and with this &#112&#117&#98&#108&#105&#99&#105&#116&#121 a new toy was &#98&#111&#114&#110. After a year or so, over &#111&#110&#101 million &#115&#101&#116&#115 &#111&#102 Tinker &#84&#111&#121&#115 &#104&#97&#100 been sold!

Lincoln Logs

Notched redwood logs &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#99&#111&#117&#108&#100 be &#117&#115&#101&#100 &#116&#111 &#99&#111&#110&#115&#116&#114&#117&#99&#116 log &#99&#97&#98&#105&#110&#115, Lincoln Logs &#119&#101&#114&#101 the invention of John Lloyd Wright, &#115&#111&#110 of famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. &#84&#104&#101 inter &#108&#111&#99&#107&#105&#110&#103 logs, invented in 1916, were &#102&#97&#115&#104&#105&#111&#110&#101&#100 after the &#102&#111&#117&#110&#100&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 of Tokyos earthquake-proof Imperial Hotel, which the &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103&#101&#114 &#87&#114&#105&#103&#104&#116 witnessed being constructed.

During the &#87&#111&#114&#108&#100 &#87&#97&#114 I &#101&#114&#97, it &#119&#97&#115 &#105&#110 vogue to encourage American patriotism and &#102&#111&#114 Americans &#116&#111 buy American made products, thus the &#110&#101&#119 toy was &#110&#97&#109&#101&#100 after one of &#111&#117&#114 most revered &#112&#114&#101&#115&#105&#100&#101&#110&#116&#115, Abraham &#76&#105&#110&#99&#111&#108&#110.

&#10&#84&#104&#101 &#111&#114&#105&#103&#105&#110&#97&#108 sets sold very &#119&#101&#108&#108 and became even more popular with the introduction of &#116&#101&#108&#101&#118&#105&#115&#105&#111&#110 &#116&#111 the United States. In fact, Lincoln Logs were &#97&#109&#111&#110&#103 the &#102&#105&#114&#115&#116 &#116&#111&#121&#115 to be &#97&#100&#118&#101&#114&#116&#105&#115&#101&#100 and &#112&#114&#111&#109&#111&#116&#101&#100 on television. &#67&#97&#112&#105&#116&#97&#108&#105&#122&#105&#110&#103 on the popularity of &#119&#101&#115&#116&#101&#114&#110&#115 in &#101&#97&#114&#108&#121 television, Lincoln Logs &#119&#101&#114&#101 successful &#112&#114&#111&#109&#111&#116&#101&#100 on 1953s &#80&#105&#111&#110&#101&#101&#114 Playhouse.

Today, Lincoln Logs &#97&#114&#101 still available &#97&#110&#100 &#104&#97&#118&#101 &#115&#116&#111&#111&#100 &#116&#104&#101 &#116&#101&#115&#116 &#111&#102 time. &#65&#115 a &#109&#97&#116&#116&#101&#114 of fact, as late as 1975, Lincoln &#76&#111&#103&#115 were still selling at a &#114&#97&#116&#101 of one million sets per &#121&#101&#97&#114. A sophisticated toy, &#105&#116 challenges youngsters &#116&#111 use their imagination and &#105&#109&#112&#114&#111&#118&#101 &#104&#97&#110&#100&#45&#101&#121&#101 coordination skills.

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