A Few Notable Inventions By Kids

by Edward Lakatis

Oftentimes, we don’t give kids enough credit on the things that they can do. Kids are actually pretty smart and very inventive too. On a number of occasions, they’ve been known to think up some pretty neat stuff. Of course, it goes without saying that kids may be especially talented in coming up with cool toys. Here, we’ve taken the time to feature some amazing toys that were invented by a bunch of extremely talented kid inventors. Read on and be amazed at the awesome inventions:

  1. Water talkies- we’ve all heard of walkie talkies, but an eleven year old named Richie Statowski decided to take them to the next level, and literally take them underwater. Using his own savings and taking out about $200, Richie created a prototype of a walkie talkie that would still function underwater. He took it a step up and pitched his idea to toy retailer “Toys R Us”. The response was amazing, with the company ordering 50,000 units. Later, other toy retailers also placed bulk orders. You would think Ritchie would stop there, but he didn’t. The kid has gone on to create other underwater-themed toys .
  2. The toy truck- It’s funny to think about a time when a toy truck did not exist but until 1963, it really did not. It was because of 6-year old Robert Patch that the toy truck was born. He had simple hopes for his invention as he merely wanted a truck that would be easy to disassemble and then put back together, as well as a toy that could be made to look like other vehicles. He worked on some sketches, and as they say, the rest is history. The toy trucks that we see today are pretty much a close reiteration of what Robert originally invented.
  3. Pezo Pals- A Pezo Pal is a teddy bear that is able to talk, play music, tell stories and even record voices. It may surprise a lot of people to find out that an 11-year old developed this rather sophisticated toy. The inventor was no other than William George, who had dreams of guesting in a TV show so that he could find a way to make his invention well-known on a more global scale. A part of William’s dreams came true when his invention was hailed as the 2012 Toy of the Year by the Creative Child magazine. It looks like William George is on his way to global recognition!

These three kids and their inventions are great examples of what kids can do and what they can invent. This is why parents should always encourage kids who seem to have this inventive and creative streak in them. Allow them to express this side to them and see what they may be able to come up with. It could be nothing, but there is an equal possibility that it could also be something great and the beginnings of a new invention that could rock the world.

Edward Lakatis run and writes for Idea Design Studio, an invention development and marketing company. He is passionate about all things related to invention, and helping other inventor’s realize their products potentials. More of Edward’s writing can be found on http://ideadesignstudio.com/

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