Twister, Super Soaker and the puppet join the National Toy Hall of Fame

The three will sit alongside the likes of Barbie, Monopoly and the teddy bear.
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The National Toy Hall of Fame has added three new additions to its halls, including the classic puppet, Super Soaker and board game Twister.

12 finalists were first announced back in September, with the three winners set to take a place in The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, alongside the likes of Barbie, Monopoly and the teddy bear.

The Strong Museum said in a statement: “The puppet appeared thousands of years ago and in nearly every culture – including across Asia, Europe, and the Americas,” reports The Straits Times.

Patricia Hogan, museum curator at The Strong Museum, added: “Playing with puppets helps children develop coordination and manual dexterity. Children use their imaginations to provide voice, plot, and purpose to their puppet characters. Using puppets also allows children to try on new personalities, emotions, and goals.”

The nine games that were unable to take a place in the halls included American Girl dolls, Battleship, Jenga, the scooter, the colouring book, Playmobil, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the spinning top and Wiffle Ball.

Anyone can nominate a toy to enter the hall of fame, but it has to meet a certain number of requirements to make the cut.

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