The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is asking children and families to choose their favorite toys as part of the museum’s new project “100 Toys (& their Stories) that Define Our Childhood.” This interactive program is organized by The Children’s Museum to encourage children and significant adults in their lives to vote for their favorites from a list of 100 iconic and multi-generational toys from the museum’s collection. These toys represent fun and imaginative ways children have played over the last century.
Curators from The Children’s Museum chose 100 objects from the museum’s collection from the last 100 years (1910-present) to which many children and adults will relate. Toys included were picked for many reasons including popularity, such as the Cabbage Patch Kids of the 1980s and the Beanie Babies of the 1990s, and long-term success stories, such as crayons and the red wagon. Voters are also encouraged to share memories of their favorite toys and why a particular toy was meaningful to them or their family.
Public voting will continue until Aug. 17, at which time the 20 toys with the most votes will be revealed and put on display at the world’s largest children’s museum. The public will once again be asked to vote to rank the 20 toys to determine the final order of the “Top 20″ and the Bronze, Silver, and Gold winners to be announced in mid-September.
To view the full list of toys, vote and share your own toy story, visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis online at www.childrensmuseum.org/100toys.
This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.