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Nostalgic Children's Toys - Remembering, During the Christmas Season
Older toys that "take me back in time..."
This is a small collection of photos of some classic toys that were more popular years, decades and centuries ago now. Some of the beauty of these classics, is they are not really outdated at all, as some children would be so happy to have them and indeed, some do enjoy toys just like these.
The little yellow duck, a cute, bright, pull toy is so fun for a toddler, and it reminds me also of a classic rubber ducky as well. Did you ever have a little yellow ducky of any kind? Its just such a classic toy, in my opinion. Of course, Ernie from Sesame street also will share my love of a yellow rubber duckie, haha. Do you remember his song about "Rubber Duckie, you're the one...you make bathtime so much fun....?" Just a classic.
The little wooden toys, the dog and train and more. These are great as pull toys as well. The simple, wooden doll house will probably never go out of style, though there are so many fancier ones these days. The basic idea remains, and reminds me of the wonderful Beatrix Potter stories. Great books, timeless in their charm.
Who can deny a rocking horse's charm? I love to see these still being crafted, and if they are out and a little child is around, they will climb on that little rocking horse! Its hard to resist.
The beautiful model boat was charming I thought. These all have a charm of their own. I love it when I see people still crafting these kinds of toys from wood, then sharing the joy with others.
I just wanted to share these, as I saw them recently at a Christmas Garden show, as some of the decorations. They were great as decorations, but guess what, some of the children wanted to play with them, not just look at them! Evidently, not just a thing of the past!
If you care to share, I would love to know what your favorite childhood toy was, or if you had any older fashioned toys that you grew up loving. I recall Raggedy Ann and Andy being so popular and wishing I could have my own. I also recall Holly Hobbie, Cabbage Patch Dolls, even Jax played with dice, or marbles! There are so many more of course, but I am thinking of the older fashioned types of toys here.
One of my all time favorites was at my Grandmother's house. It was a little wooden kitchen set, with dishes and pans and everything! It was a perfect little child's kitchen, and having it at her home was a joy for all of us. Boy, does this bring back memories for me!