I found the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in New York. What a delight! Their motto has to do with learning, creativity, and discovery, which are not offered to all children, either in the US or globally.
Sometimes, children are consumed by the work of sheer survival and never see a toy. The lives of other children are cut too short by tragedy. I hope the families of the children who perished in the Sandy Hook Elementary School disaster of December 2012 will donated their children’s Christmas Presents to a charity or needy family in their neighborhoods.
In writing this holiday article, I wish every child everywhere the delights of play, family and friendship – even those children who are over 100 years old.