Who walks the stairs without a care
It shoots so high in the sky.
Bounce up and down just like a clown. 
Everyone knows its Slinky.

The best present yet to give or get
The kids will all want to try.
The hit of the day when you are ready to play
Everyone knows it's Slinky.

It Slinky, It's Slinky
for fun the best of the toys
It Slinky, Itís Slinky
the favorite of girls and boys.

The Slinky has been used as a toy by millions 
of adults and children around the world. 
It was invented in 1943 by Richard James and it 
was first marketed in 1945.
Richard James invented the Slinky by accident. 
He was trying to develop a spring that could help 
keep sensitive ship-board instruments steady at sea. 
He knocked some of these experimental springs off 
a shelf, and was amused by the way they 
"walked" down, rather than just falling.