Toys That Stand the Test of Time

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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.