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‘Old Fashioned’ Toys For Christmas – Top 7

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Remember as a kid how simple, yet fun the toys were? Before video games, computers and high tech. When riding bikes and using your imagination was all you had. I think those days were the best! This got me reminiscing on some of my favorite “old fashioned” if you want to call it that, toys. Enjoy the memories!


lorialda,Flickr
lorialda,Flickr
1

TinkerToy Set

 
 

Let imagination run wild as mini-architects turn rod and spools into a skyscraper—or anything else they dream up. My siblings and I would fill many hours playing with our tinker toy set. This was a toy we played with if it was raining outside.

 
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ritabell, Flickr
2

Goodnight Moon

 
 

Read this little book by Margaret Wise Brown before bedtime, and even a stubborn sleeper will be snoozing before you get a chance to say "Goodnight noises everywhere." I loved to read when I was young to my younger brother and sister, and this book was a particular favorite of mine!

 
Jacob Bails, Flickr
Jacob Bails, Flickr
3

Lincoln Logs

 
 

The only thing more fun than creating towering constructions from Lincoln Logs? Demolishing them, of course. This was a toy my older brother Jeffrey had and I was secretly envious. When he would be at school I would sneak into his room and play with it.

 
Patrick_79, Flickr
Patrick_79, Flickr
4

Slinky

 
 

Give the next generation the joy that comes from that familiar plunk plunk plunk. When I had a slinky it was when they were still made from metal. Now they are plastic. Between me and you, the plastic ones aren't as good as the metal ones. Nevertheless, they are still a load of fun!

 
CatieSchull, Flickr
CatieSchull, Flickr
5

Louisville Slugger

 
 

A bat engraved with your child's name? That's big-league exciting. Anything engraved with your name is awesome! What kid doesn't like to play baseball? We had the entire neighborhood playing every weekend at the park down the street from our house. Fun to the MAX!

 
balinda, Flickr
balinda, Flickr
6

The Snowy Day

 
 

Get all the winter merriment—minus the wet clothes and numb noses—with this classic by Ezra Jack Keats. This is one that my younger brother, Byron, especially loved. I enjoyed reading it too.

 
brandonwies, Flickr
brandonwies, Flickr
7

Radio Flyer Wagon

 
 

The Classic Radio Flyer plays an important role in impromptu parades and weekend walks, and can also be used as a makeshift drink carrier at parties. The only problem with this toy - who would get to ride in the Radio Flyer first and who would pull it?

 

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