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Kids and Their Toys
Sometimes the Simplest are the Best
Making and Launching Homemade Rockets!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Hotwheels and Lego Creations
Kids and their toys
We all loved toys growing up, and I know I am not alone when I wondered what happened to them all. I mean, I know we outgrow things, and move on...but once in a while we truly wonder about the barbies and old vintage Hotwheels perhaps.
In an effort to help remember their childhoods and all their toys, I am sharing here a few of my boy's creations over the years. Kids can do much more than just the obvious, with their toys. You can often see creativity branching out in ways you didn't quite expect as seen with the designs of the blocks, cars and Lego's here. I didn't prompt any of that, I just took photos later, after their creativity wore out on a particular toy. I wish more kids spent more time like this on toys!
Encouraging the Use of Toys
It is actually very educational for kids, as many of you know, to have access to different toys and get to use their creativity to build different things. They learn about balancing, patterns, colors, numbers, what works and what doesn't, etc. Sometimes, just having a select amount of particular toys out can be a great stimulator for kids. Not encouraging them to play with things, but just having them out so they can play with them.
Whenever my younger nieces or nephews come to visit, I bring out all the kids books, and toys that were favorites for years. It is like Duplos and Legos are super prized items sometimes, the way they will play with them. It allows the adults and everyone to visit all together so often, which I love.
We have other classics not shown here, like Thomas the Tank Engine wooden tracks, for example. Those are classic and wonderful toys for kids! We save those types, and I am sure I will bring these out when I have grandchildren one day hopefully! Some toys and games, never grow old.
My younger son, used to take all his little cars and line them up, ready to race across the kitchen floor, when we lived in Texas. When he was ready, he would call me, and have me watch how he would set them all off and they would start racing as fast as he could make them. Whichever cars ended up the furthest, would win. If there was a tie, they would race again to see who the ultimate winners were. I love to see children have fun using their imaginations!
Some of My Favorite Toys from Young Childhood
Some of my most memorable toys include ones like the little farm and farmer with the barn and animals. I could kind of play and just lose myself in certain games and toys. How about Lightbright? Did anyone else just love that? Etch a Sketch, Jack in the Box, favorite childhood books, and the wooden shapes that go into their special slots in the wooden box were also favorites.
I loved being outdoors as a child, climbing trees, running, riding my bike, freeze tag, kick ball, and playing hide and go seek. Its fun to think back to some old favorite things we did as kids. I hope more kids remember or even know to play some of these very fun games and enjoy different activities.
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