Older children are drawn to new toys they see advertised on television or other advertising but a toddler in search of entertainment will easily be captivated by toys as simple as a ball, an empty box or an old fashioned toy stashed away years ago.
There are some toys that never seem to lose their appeal. While new fads come and go, there are some toys that have been around for decades but may be out of production or hard to find.
If you search your memory you might remember some of these toys from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. While you won’t find them in many retail stores, if you search you can find them online. Here are a few toys I remember that really kept my toddlers busy.
Do you remember the Basic Fun Teaching Clock? You wind up the knob in the back and it plays a happy tune as the hands turn around the dial.
The clock in my toy box is very worn as it is more than 25 years old but it still plays that happy song and I’m looking forward to buying a new one for my grandchildren to enjoy!
How about the Basic Fun Two Tune Television? Maybe it’s the handle that made it so much fun to carry around – my toddlers loved playing the tunes and watching the picture change. It’s just their size!
But of all the musical toys my toddlers enjoyed, I think the Basic Fun Fisher Price Record Player was their favorite. This little record player with a wind up knob and four records not only entertains a child with simple tunes but keeps their little hands busy changing the records.
While these toys can not really be considered antiques by some standards, my children who are parents themselves now are fun to watch as I take out their worn but loved toys to entertain their children!