Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's your favorite toy?

By: Kate Betz, Manager of Public ProgramsAll during the month of December, the Fenimore Art Museum is celebrating childhood and play through history. We've mined our collection for the best examples of historic toys--but even more exciting are the samples of today's favorite toys, made possible by the participation of second grade students from the Cooperstown Central School.

What struck me the most when reading all of the students' labels was how the simple toys are still the best. Stuffed animals, blocks, and dolls were the clear winners. Though my personal favorite--the Playdoh Fun Factory--did not make an appearance, I was still extremely proud of all the thought that the students put into their selection. On Tuesday evening, the museum was filled with students, parents, and extended family to proudly pose in front of their labels and discuss their work over milk and cookies. It was a great night and a great finish to a fun project.

Make sure to visit the museum this month to read all about their favorite toys and strike up a conversation with your own family about your "couldn't-live-without" toy from childhood.

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