Toys & Play, 1970 to Today

Kids know toys are fun. But they are more than just simple playthings. As facilitators of play toys fill a significant role in children’s mental and physical development. They promote cognitive stimulation, physical exercise, and encourage imagination. From early childhood throughout adulthood, toys impact our decision making, peer interaction and stimulate our creativity.


The Steele County Historical Society’s new exhibit, Toys & Play, 1970 to Today, will allow your kids to see and experience what you played with as a child. The exhibit covers childhood memories, how we learn from play, the history of marketing to children, and figuring out what exactly toys tell us about the world we live in. This exhibit is packed full of educational tidbits and there’s plenty to play with, too!.

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