Toys That Stand the Test of Time
By Rose Garrett
When it comes to buying toys, finding right one is easier said than done. Even the fanciest, most expensive toy can sometimes fail to capture a child's attention. Laurel Bongiorno, an early childhood education specialist, says that simple, open-ended toys and activities are sure to keep a kid's interest and support mental development. So shelve those beeping electronic doohickeys and check out these five basic toys that captivate and grow little learners.