In ancient Greece and Egypt, around 2000BC, pull toys were made into animal shapes using clay and adding wheels on their feet.
Pull toys have been around since 2000BC! Yep, that's right! The original pull toys were made in ancient Greece and Egypt by molding clay into animal shapes and then adding wheels to their feet.
In the 18th century, with wooden horses on wheels being a popular choice for children.
The invention of plastic in the 20th century led to an explosion of new pull toy designs, from classic dogs on a string to today's trendy fidget spinners.
And who can forget ubiquitous characters like Mickey Mouse and Woody from Toy Story as popular choices for kids (and adults) to pull along on their adventures.
So next time you're playing with a pull toy, remember that you're participating in a centuries-old tradition of imaginative play.
Today, you can still find some vintage and antique pull toys dating back to the 1800s. Whether they're hand-carved by a folk artist or decorated with flocking and glass eyes, these charming toys have been entertaining children for centuries.
If you're looking for a unique toy with a rich history for your little one, consider adding a vintage pull toy to their collection.
If you're looking for something more modern that can take a beating, we've chosen our top 15 super cute favorites your little ones will love!
Hope you enjoyed this history lesson!