KCFM Delivery Partners

Best 10 Classic Toys for 2009


Spider-Man Racing Set (Carerra of America)

62120_Spiderman_3D
For ages 8 – 12; $90;

www.carrera-toys.com

A play on the timeless racetrack, this set comes with two cars and all the cool gear to set up your own remote-controlled speedway.

Little People 50th Birthday Play 'n Go Farm (Fisher-Price)

For ages 1 – 4; $17.49;

www.fischer-price.com

This redesigned classic reflects the classic look of the 1968 original. Includes farmer, sheep, cow, tractor, fences and water trough in the take-along tin barn.

Mastermind (Pressman Toy Corporation Inc.)

For ages 8 – 12; $15;

www.pressmantoy.com

discovery_box_096ppi
Dating back generations, this is a classic for kids, parents and grandparents. Solve your opponent's code in fewer turns than it takes your opponent to solve yours.

Discovery Box (World Discovery Box, LLC)

For ages 5 – 12; $69;

www.worlddiscoverybox.com

A multi-drawer science collection box containing fossils, insects, geodes, and sea creatures. A great way to learn about nature, shapes, textures and science.

Brickbeard's Bounty (LEGO Systems Inc.)

For ages 6 – 12; $99;

www.lego.com

This set includes four pirate minifigures, a monkey, shark, mermaid, boat, firing cannon, admiral's daughter minifigure and two soldier minifigures. With 592 pieces, it's a good value that will last for years.

"Legos and other types of building tools that come with the accompanying pictures of completed projects are great learning tools," says Mitchell. "Specifically, they help increase attention, logic and reasoning, planning and visual processing."

hula_hoop_072ppi
Hula Hoop® (WHAM-O)

For ages 5 – 8; $6;

www.wham-o.com

Some 50+ years later, this classic toy is still great exercise – and great fun. More than 100 million were sold in the first two years after it was launched in 1958!

Crayola Model Magic Deluxe Craft Pack (Crayola)

For ages 5 – 12; $15;

www.crayola.com

Lightweight modeling material dries overnight. Contains 14 pouches in 9 colors, with 10 project cards. Doesn't cling to skin, clothing or carpet.

Auto
Scramble Squares

(b. dazzle, inc.)

For ages 4 – 12; $9;

www.b-dazzle.com

If you like challenging educational puzzles that can keep your children captivated for hours, scramble squares can do the trick. They're very affordable and come in a variety of patterns.

automoblox_s9_sedan
Automoblox T9-SE (Automoblox Co. LLC)

For ages 3 – 8; $45;

www.automoblox.com

This modern reinvention of the classic wooden toy car is fully interchangeable with other Automoblox models, allowing kids to mix and match designs to create their own cars.

Hanging Monkey (Wild Republic)

For ages 3 – 12; $10;

www.wildrepublic.com

These plush monkeys feature longer than normal arms and legs with Velcro pads on their hands and feet. Easy to hang on backpacks, rearview mirrors, etc.

Want to learn more about games that build essential learning tools? Download a free chart showing well-known games and the cognitive skills they build (attention, memory, logic and reasoning, visual processing, etc.) at www.unlocktheeinsteininside.com.

To view the entire list of classic toys, visit www.DrToy.com.

Wendy Burt-Thomas is a full-time freelance writer. Her third book, "The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters" is now available in most bookstores. http://askWendy.wordpress.com.

Printer Freindly Version
Email to a Friend
Submit Feedback
Camp Directory 2017
AGM Health Fair 2017
KCFM Delivery Partners
OFFICE LOCATION: 1400 Easton Drive #112, Bakersfield, CA 93309
PHONE: 661-861-4939 For Advertising and Subscription Inquiries
FAX: 661-861-4930
E-MAIL: kcfm@kerncountyfamily.com