December 9, 2011

The 5 Best Toys of All Time

Jonathan Liu, writing for

“I’ve worked really hard to narrow down this list to five items that no kid should be without. All five should fit easily within any budget, and are appropriate for a wide age range so you get the most play out of each one. These are time-tested and kid-approved! And as a bonus, these five can be combined for extra-super-happy-fun-time.”

(Via The Loop.)

This is good for a chuckle. I got a lot of mileage out of all of these, especially number five.

My parents had an above-ground swimming pool installed when I was about 9. Our back yard was fairly level, but not completely flat, so they had someone create a foundation for the pool with a payloader. The resulting dirt pile in the corner of the yard provided hundreds of hours of enjoyable, daydreaming play.