This year’s inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame include the baby doll, the skateboard and—oddly enough—the stick. As described in an article on NPR‘s website, the Toy Hall of Fame cites the variety of ways you can use the stick as a plaything, from turning it into a magic wand or fishing pole or sword fighting with friends. The stick’s moment of glory follows the 2005 induction of the cardboard box into the Toy Hall of Fame as well.

What do you think about the Toy Hall of Fame’s decision? Is a stick too simple to be considered a toy, or does this decision speak to the heart of a child’s ability to create pure magic using a little imagination? You tell us!

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4 Responses

  1. gina says:

    Seems to me like they got lazy. I don’t even know if a stick is a toy, it can be dangerous if kids get too rough.

  2. Corinne says:

    I understand a cardboard box better than just a stick. Kids do all kinds of imaginative things with leftover boxes, but sticks definitely do not seem like the vehicles for fun or innovation!

  3. brad says:

    i think you need to understand it in the context of the fact that a national toy hall of fame even exists – considering this, nothing can be too silly really

  4. krellpw says:

    I can definitely see the stick as a viable toy! My four year old turns them into so many things. Some better than others, afterall, in the hands of most young boys, I think the first thing they imagine is some sort of weapon.

    But they often become other imaginative tools and toys too. So it’s all good.

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