I started thinking about some of the toys we used to play with as children and how much more sophisticated they are today than when I was a child.
Here are some toys I remember. I am sure there are many more and you can add a few of your own to this list.
Remember the etch-a sketch? My son, Rob, loved this toy when he was small. I think they still make them today but I bet they are not under many trees. He also loved his Inchworm and I did not see an Inchworm anywhere in Walmart.
Another toy that Rob just loved and wanted so bad from Santa was the Rock-em, Sock-em Robots.
My girls liked puppets and horse stuff.
Now, for some of the stuff I played with when I was a child. When I was in school, we played marbles and jacks all the time. There was always a circle on the playground with a bunch of kids playing marbles and if you won a cat eye that was really something. In the gym, we sat and played jacks during the entire recess period.
Does anyone remember pickup stix? I spent a lot of time playing this game.
How about a slinky and a yo-yo and skates with keys that fastened to your shoes?
And last but not least one of my favorite toys when I got a little older was the hula hoop. I once entered a hula hoop contest when I was about eleven or twelve at a Frisches Restaurant in my town. We all lined up in the parking lot and I went for four hours and twenty five minutes without dropping the hoop. I won a Frisches big boy and a malt!! WOW. The girl that won the grand prize (a portable radio) went for eight hours. Can you imagine standing there for eight hours without stopping???
What favorite toys come to mind when you think of your childhood?