Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Imagination is... Priceless.

When it comes to toys, you can't beat it. The stick recently was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. Curators praised the stick's ability to capture a child's imagination, as well as its all-purpose and no-cost qualities.

Curators said the stick was a special addition in the spirit of a 2005 inductee, the cardboard box. They praised its all-purpose, no-cost, recreational qualities, noting its ability to serve either as raw material or an appendage transformed in myriad ways by a child's creativity.

The stick can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream or a slingshot with a rubber band. No snowman is complete without a couple of stick arms, and every campfire needs a stick for toasting marshmallows.

This toy is so fantastic because it's not just for humans. You can find otters, chimps and dogs — especially dogs — playing with it.

Guess what Little Man is getting for Christmas!!! A perfect gift for this year's dwindling budget.