The first Playskool product launched in 1928 was a wooden desk with a clever folding lid, inside which was a supply of crayons and clay. Several other Playskool toys followed, but during the depression of the 40s and later, the company was sold several times, eventually being acquired by Hasbro in 1984. They use the Playskool name for toys that are designed for children up to five years old including Mr & Mrs Potato Head, Weebles, Wheel Pals and lots more.
Technology is used to give extra play value to many kids toys, and Playskool are no exception. Their first talking robot was Alphie which become something of a classic, and who can forget the lovable Gloworm that kids the world over adore to cuddle at bedtime. Playskool understand that a child’s development and play are linked together, so they mark all their toys with “ages and stages” corresponding to the seven identified ways that kids learn and play.
Imagination, discovering, moving and playing together, are just some of the important key areas covered by Playskool toys, and continual investment in product design and development means there are plenty of exciting new Playskool toys to come in the future.
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