When I was a little girl, bored to tears in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, nothing fascinated me more than one of these:
(Of course, that only held my patience until I was old enough to read and understand the Reader’s Digest.) My mind has always loved the challenge of solving a mystery, a puzzle or just figuring out how something works. I could entertain myself for hours with a bead maze. (I swear that if it wasn’t for this toy, I’d have never developed the brain to design hair, or teach myself how to knit or to make my own top-down/bottom-up Roman shades.)
Recently, I’ve indulged myself a nostalgic trip down memory lane by researching wooden toys online. As it turns out, the brand Melissa and Doug are the manufacturers of most of my childhood favorites. (And hopefully, one day, they’ll be Bennett’s favorites, too.)
Did you ever play with these?
I did. For H.O.U.R.S. … and hours.
And remember these?
What childhood toys do you recall holding your interest? Were they indicative of your personality and/or interests today?