I was searching online for a specific toy for my daughter; I never did find what I was looking for. Instead I found an array of retro toys I had forgotten about. Some of these I actually owned and played with. I had fun finding these throwback goodies, which made me think of the sometimes very easy ways we entertained ourselves as kids, and how timeless these toys are.
This is a golden oldie. I was searching for a game my 4 year old daughter could understand. How could I ever forget the simpleness of this game? Loads of laughing and screaming will be involved for sure. Find this retro crocodile here.
I speak from experience – I played with this toy as a child. I added these to the birthday goodie bags for my daughter’s birthday, and the mothers had the most peaceful drive home from the party. Even adults enjoy this game, the healthiest screentime around. Find them here.
Both my colleague and I remember this toy, and this is very special as we grew up on different continents. I have bought this, and storytime has been a great old-school event in our home. This flashlight is the advanced version of shadow hand signing. Find it here.
This is a toy my grandmother probably played with. Wooden toys are timeless, and I am sure we all would remember how to play with this one. Leave the plastic trash behind, and show your kid some tricks with this. Find it here.
I remember buying this toy for my toddler; she would use it as a teether. But mostly we had wonderful fun with these colorful puppets. For a playtime back in time check out some of these wooden toys here.
This old piece of silliness is still a lot of fun. We forget sometimes that we used to have these magical simple toys. Find this classic here.