The World's Oldest Toys

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World's Oldest Toys

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Take a stroll through the aisles of your local toy emporium, and you'll come away with the impression that kids need brightly-colored plastic, fancy electronic doodads, and a truckload of batteries in order to have any fun.

Whether that's true of today's youngsters or not, it definitely wasn't always the case. Some toys have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. Which is older, the doll or the teddy bear? What familiar toys did the ancient Greek children play with? And what's the oldest toy of all? Read on for the answers.

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