Though the '90s weren't necessarily known for gender inclusive toys or encouraging little girls to break out of stereotypes, they were known for one thing: awesome toys. Especially for boys. Though it's a shame that more people didn't encourage little girls to use them too, there are definitely some '90s boy toys you should encourage your daughter to play with today. Just think of all the hours of fun '90s girls missed out on playing with our Easy Bake Ovens and Furbys when we could have been outside getting our hands dirty with Tonka Trucks or some other toy marketed mostly to boys. (Though there's absolutely nothing wrong Easy Bake Oven. Furby on the other hand. . . WTF?)
Take my daughter for example, she's only two years old and while she's very nurturing and kind, and pretends to breastfeed her dolls, she has an amazing imagination and can play outside for hours. Her favorite TV show is Thomas the Train and she loves playing with her pretend lawn mower outside and digging in the dirt. As a mom, I think it's important to raise my daughters in a way that makes them feel like they can do anything a boy can do— starting with the toys they play with.