A doll is a model of a human being, which is generally used by children as toys to play with. Dolls have been said to be the oldest toy found in the history of the world. The earliest ones have been found in Rome, Egypt and Greece. They have also been found in America, Asia and Europe. Earlier, they used to be generally made of wood or clay and they were used in magic and spiritual rituals. They were also used as children s toys back then. But some cultures did not allow it as dolls were thought to have magical powers.
These days, dolls are not only used as children s toys, but the antique pieces have become collectible items. The dolls available now are made of plastic or wool. There are also dolls which are made to look exactly like humans, and not animated. Many new varieties came into the doll industry like Barbie and caused a complete revolution. These dolls even have storybooks written about them. Dolls for children are also available in all sizes, from the size of the thumb to human-sized, everything is available. It is a favourite toy among young girls and a parent can never go wrong while gifting it to their little princess.