Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our Top Toy Classics


Monkeys In a Barrel is definitely a classic!
It was this photo that prompted us to share what our favorite classic toys are for children. Monkeys in a barrel has been around for years and still bring kids joy (see this child's face?). We come from large families and have seen many a toy come and go as children grow. What was cool one year is so out the next forcing parents to play keeping up with the toy joneses in order to satiate their children's desire to be entertained. Don't climb an uphill battle. Look at our collection of toys below that you can shop for to keep the children happy and learning every step of the way. Now don't get us wrong, we love iPhones, tablets and PC's as a way for children to learn. There are controversies over the affect that staring at screens for hours on end will have on our children but we must also realize that modern technology and all it's gadgets are quite essential to life for this generation. It is just that our childhoods were not filled with downloading apps and some of the simple, non-electronic games and toys should continue to be fostered.
Classic Children's Toys


1. Etch A Sketch: Great for eye hand coordination and artistic endeavors.
2. Brass toys: they last for forever and are literally worth their weight. 
3. Globe: No child's life  is complete without one of these or at least a map. Geography is underrated.
4. Wooden toys: These are fundamental to the growth process and builds manipulative skills. Also, you can never have too many blocks.
5. Barbie: The whole collection is great. I know they argue the proportion size and all but the Barbie world appeals to both boys and girls' imaginative nature.
6. Legos: Enough said.
7. Rubber duck: These come in all colors and sizes so choose a few and let them quack around during bath time.
8. Stackable or matrioshka style toys: Building and putting things together in order is not only fun but teaches shape relations.
9. Play tents: These are awesome for anytime. There is just something about little kids and play tents. They are easy to fold and put away which is a bonus for parents, too!
10. Tea set: Tea time is not only a time honored tradition but it is a life event so better get those manners ready now.
11. Stuffed toys: collect heaps of these and you will be surprised at how many uses children find for these.
12. Trucks: great for both indoor and outdoor play. The rolling wheels and mechanics of some of these will keep children stimulated all day.
13. Toy box: Buying a large and very good quality toy box that will hold all your children's stuff is priceless.

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