Corn Popper Classic Toy
|Fisher-Price Corn Popper Toy|
As the grandmother of a toddler, naturally I'm interested in appropriate and appealing toys for tots. Knowing what draws the attention of a little one in the 18-month to 3-year-old range assures me that the toy(s) I choose for my grandson in the next couple of birthdays and Christmases will be something he enjoys.
With all the toys constantly being introduced to the market in a wide-variety of selections, it is often difficult to choose the best age-appropriate ones. Therefore, I did a search online for trending toys for toddlers. In the list my search returned I found Amazon Best Sellers: Best Baby & Toddler Toys.
A Classic Toy
|Available on Amazon|
The corn popper was invented by Arthur Holt in 1957 and sold to Fisher-Price for $50. It was designed to help young children learn to walk. As the child pushes the toy, it sends tiny, colorful gumball-size balls flying and hitting the plastic dome, creating loud popping noises like a popcorn machine. The corn popper has become one of the most popular toys in history!
In 2011, Time reporter Allie Townsend compiled a list of the 100 most influential toys from 1923 to the present. Number 33 on the list was this 1950s Corn Popper!
This 'noisemaker' on a stick can sometimes be an irritating sound to parents, but it definitely will keep your baby and toddler entertained and 'moving'. Parents tend to agree that a little noise is fine (mostly) when it keeps your toddler happy.
A Popular Classic Toy
On Amazon, the Fisher-Price 'Brilliant Basics' Corn Popper is listed in toys and games as #2 in pre-school and toddler toys and #3 in baby and toddler toys, with over 1,400 reviews, 74% of them 5-star reviews!
What fun to find that the basic toys enjoyed by our children are now just as popular with their children. The Corn Popper by Fisher-Price has definitely become a Classic toy.
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