[T]o help you out, I’ve worked really hard to narrow down this list to five items that no kid should be without. All five should fit easily within any budget, and are appropriate for a wide age range so you get the most play out of each one. These are time-tested and kid-approved! And as a bonus, these five can be combined for extra-super-happy-fun-time.
These are great toys because the added ingredient is imagination, which is usually in abundant supply.
Conundrum: if you gave a child a box, and wrapped it in another box, would s/he want to play with the box, or the box it came in?