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First introduced in 1930, the original concept for Fisher-Price toys was to create developmental “preschool toys” to entertain young children. Founders Herm Fisher, Irving Price and Helen Schelle (whose name never made it onto the official company logo) created a catalog of fun, teachable toys beginning with Dr. Doodle and Granny Doodle, a pair of whimsical, wooden duck pull-toys for tots. The toy collection continued to expand with many of the classics still popular sellers today, including the Fisher-Price Little Snoopy, which first debuted as the Snoopy Sniffer in 1938, to the iconic Corn Popper from 1957.
Best Fisher-Price Toys For Kids:
- Classic Teaching Clock
- Classic Retro Cash Register
- Laugh & Learn Servin' Up Fun Food Truck
- Classic Retro Record Player
- Corn Popper
- Classic Xylophone
- Classic TV Radio
- Little People Big Helpers Home
- Chatter Telephone
- Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Crawl Around Car
- Little People Caring For Animals Farm Set
- Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
- Laugh & Learning Kitchen
- Laugh & Learn Magical Lights Fishbowl
Most of the original toys were crafted with metal and wood, while today’s toddler-friendly toys are made with safe, durable plastics. Perennial favorites like the Fisher-Price Camera and Little People House have become much more modern over time, while the Chatter Telephone from 1962, which was once rebranded in a push-button model in the ’90s, was quickly returned to the original rotary style after a cry from consumers persuading the company to change it back to the original model.
These incredibly durable toys from Fisher-Price continue to teach generations of babies and toddlers today by encouraging kids to use their imaginations while promoting role-playing and developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. From an old-school cash register to the popular Little People playsets, these traditional toys (many of which Mom and Dad loved as little ones) truly stand the test of time. See what we mean below.