Remember the excitement of Christmas morning when you were a kid? The thrill of rushing to the Christmas tree, tearing into the colorfully wrapped gifts, just to see if Santa brought the toys you asked for; recreate these same treasured memories for your child this holiday season by giving them the newest versions of the same classic kids’ toys you once played with.
Kids’ Toys from Yesteryear — Popular Christmas Favorites Return
In the past few years, many successful toy companies have given a new look and new life to some of their most popular Christmas toys. Many of the same toys you played with as a child have been given a facelift, some added accessories, or a slightly different marketing strategy in an effort to make them appeal to the newest generation of toy connoisseurs. Listed below are a few timeless treasures from 30, 40, and even 50 years ago, that are still Christmas morning favorites with children.
- Play-Doh — introduced into the toy market in 1956, Play-Doh sported colorful packaging, and non-toxic qualities that made it a favorite with parents and children. In recent years, Play-Doh accessories like the barber and beauty shop, the creativity table, and the fun factory featuring the image of Play-Doh Pete were introduced.
- Sit’n Spin — this ride-on toy has been a favorite since the 1970’s. New versions of the sit’n spin feature music, animal sounds, and even pre-programmed phrases for a child’s spinning enjoyment. Many popular characters like Dora the Explorer, Spiderman, and Simon Says, have been added to sit’n spin designs.
- Mr. Potato Head — has remained much the same as he was when first introduced to the toy market; although, new accessories have been added along with different potato characters like Mrs. Potato Head, Spud, Tubby Tator, and yes even Spud Buds Pets.
- Lego’s — Lego got their humble beginning in a small carpenter’s workshop and has since grown into the world’s fifth-largest manufacturer of toys. Lego brand toys have sparked the imaginations of creative children for the last 80 years.
- Hula Hoop — is a large round toy that can be twirled around the waist, arm, or neck of the user. Hula Hoops became a popular toy in the middle 1950’s and it is making a huge comeback. While children still love twirling a hoop around their waist, adults are now making use of the excellent exercise opportunity the hula hoop provides to its users.
- Wooden Toys — Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toy wooden building toys have been a favorite for many years. Sets come with directions for building specific items like a castle fortress and a log cabin, but many other imaginative and creative designs are possible with even the simplest set of wooden toys.
Kids Toys — Remember Christmas Past
Toys from Christmases past are making a comeback. Toy companies can add new looks and modern tweaks to classic toys, but underneath it all they are still the same toys we loved to play with 30, 40, and even 50 years ago. Watching the joy on your child’s face as he or she spins wildly on a sit’n spin, laughingly creates their own version of a funny looking potato, or twirls a hula hoop around their waist, is bound to bring back wonderful Christmas memories of your own cherished childhood toys.