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Retro/Classic Toys that are Back in Style

Do your children love to play with kids toys that you found in the attic or basement? Although these items may seem like a lot of fun, they may not be completely safe for your children. Luckily, retro/classic toys are coming back into style. You can find many child play toys that you, or even your parents, played with as a child in their new and improved form. When you are looking for great toys to give as gifts or something unique to surprise your child with, consider purchasing a “new” classic toy.

50's DinerA fun activity for children is playing house and setting up a kitchen to have a party. Think about how excited your son or daughter will be if you give them a 50’s Diner set up. This creative toy comes with a booth for the kids to sit down and order a milk shake and hamburger. If your kids have ever watched the older television programs, they will love the feel of the old style diner. You will be amazed by the hours of fun they can have “waiting” on their customers and even playing 50’s music.

To go along with the classic diner, you may also enjoy the Cozy Kitchen. If your son or daughter enjoys helping you in the kitchen, it may be beneficial to put these cute kids toys close to your own dining room. With the classic design and all of the amenities, your kids can enjoy fixing dinner while you are busy getting the meal ready for the family. It is important to allow your children to express themselves and use creative play to learn how to do everyday chores.

If your father or grandfather enjoyed a train set when they were growing up, finding the perfect train set for your toddler has never been easier. You can find a new and improved plastic train set that your son or daughter will enjoy for years to come. Even if you still have your set from years ago, you may not want your small children or grandchildren playing with the set until they are a little older. You can give them their own classic set up that is durable, but still offers all of the fun.

Whether you are looking for child play toys like cooking activity sets or ride on toys, you can find great classic items that are coming back into style. Although you may be tempted to go digging through the attic to find the toys from your past, it will be safer to find the “new” classic toys that are made with your child’s safety in mind. Let your kids enjoy playing with the same kinds of toys you enjoyed as a child and get them away from the television and computer and into creative play.

Setting Limits on TV/Technology Time

Step2 Sand & Water

Children today observe their parents watching television, playing video games and spending time on the computer. If you are hoping to entice your toddlers to spend time with imaginative play instead of TV and technology, consider purchasing an activity table. Toddlers love to get their hands dirty and create using their imagination. There are many different activities to choose from including sand tables, water tables and game tables.

If you cannot take your grand-kids to the beach every weekend, or if you live in a cooler climate, the next best thing is a sand activity table for toddlers. This table can be placed inside or outside depending on how much mess you are willing to deal with. The children will love making castles, creating roads and building mountains all within the table. If you enjoy getting your hands dirty along with the kids, you will love the elevated structure so you don’t have to get up and down off of the floor. The activity table is at a perfect height for your toddler and she will love spending hours playing in the sand instead of watching television or playing video games.

Another great way to set limits on TV and technology time is with a water activity table for toddlers. If you already have the sand table or you are worried about a mess, the water table will be great. If your son or grandson loves to float toy boats in the bathtub, you will love the convenience of a simple water activity set in the playroom or in the backyard. Children love to spend time outside when the sun is shinning and weather is warm. Give the kids hours of fun with a durable water table and shut down the computer for the rest of the day.

To lure the children away from the television, putting a fun game table inside or outside will do a great job. If you have two or three toddlers who enjoy playing simple board games, pretending to have a tea party, or working on art projects, a large activity table will be a good use of space. Not everyone wants to have the kids’ toys all over the family room or dining room, with a small activity table you will be able to entertain the little ones without making your house look like a daycare.

Setting limits on technology and television time is important to keep children active and using their creativity. There is a time and a place for television and technology and children should be allowed a small amount of time with electronics. As a mother or grandmother, you will want to encourage the kids to play outside with sand, water or art supplies and let their imagination run wild.