10 of Your Old-School Toys That Your Kids Will Love
Do you get a strong sense of nostalgia when you think back to all of those awesome toys you enjoyed when you were a child? And then do you feel a stabbing sensation in your gut when you realize how much screen time your kids are getting (between the television, video games, iPhone and iPad) that you never had? Well, it might be time to introduce the little ones to some of your favorite toys from when you were their age. The good news is that a lot of them are still available, and they are better than ever.
In the event that your kids look at you like you have two heads when you present them with these options, the good news is that you can play with them instead!
10. Easy-Bake Oven
Ahhh. Remember the sweet smell of the undercooked brownie that you made under that scalding hot light? The edges were crispy, the center was mildly gooey, and the light bulb was hot enough to send you to the hospital in the event it came in contact with your skin. But you were able to bake on your own, and now your kid can too. The version from today is probably less likely to give your kid second-degree burns.
9. Care Bears
You can clearly remember holding your hands on your hips and giving the Care Bear stare, right? Now you can share that brilliant move with your mini-yous. It might be revelatory to learn which Care Bear your child most identifies with: is it Harmony Bear or Grumpy Bear? And which one were you?
8. Lincoln Logs
These really do stand the test of time. There are a billion other building block options out there today, including magnetized ones. But Lincoln Logs are just as fun as anything else you can get. How else would your kid build a lodge or a cabin? Really...