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Nostalgic Children's Toys - Remembering, During the Christmas Season

Updated on December 16, 2011

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 Some of the beauty of these classics, is they are not really outdated at all, as some children would be so happy to have them and indeed, some do enjoy toys just like these.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 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!



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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Ace Critic, I hear you, those beaded toys that you pushed the beads around the curvy wires were mesmerizing to me as a kid! I couldn't imagine having one of my own, and you are right, they were often in Doctor's offices or at the Dentist maybe. Thanks for your comment, so glad you stopped by and felt nostalgic a bit there. :)

      Deborah, thank you so much for your comment! I remember a time when batteries for something wasn't the norm, and if you think about it, the toy only was as fun as long as the batteries lasted! I also love the beauty of the older fashioned toys, so lovely and fun. Glad you stopped by, and Merry Christmas to you also!

      WritingItUp, So glad you had some good memories from the past, jogged by this hub! Oh, as soon as I saw you say you loved Lite-Brite, I got a smile on my face because I loved that so much also! Such a fun toy. Its a great thing they still make that. If you can believe this, i am not familiar with Pillow people, but looked them up and they look very fun! So glad you stopped by and left a comment. :)

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      Writing It Up 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for sharing this and helping to bring back good memories of the past. I loved Lite -Brite, which they still make, and Pillow People (and I still have it to this day).

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I remember having a pony like that.. the toys used to be beautiful and fun.. I don't remember batteries when I was young.. MERRY CHRISTMAS..

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      Ace Critic PW 6 years ago from Cleveland, TX

      I remember seeing the little wooden beads that you could weave around the wires all the time in the Doctor's office growing up. It brings back some memories, some not too good, but I think that it was one of my most favorite. Feeling nostalgic indeed.