by Kathy Gold 

In a toy market filled with moving parts, loud noises and distractions, it’s refreshing to take a look back on the simpler ones of your childhood. There’s a reason why they’re considered classics; chances are you played with them until they wore out. The good news is you don’t have to wish you saved them for your kids because many are still available. So take a walk down nostalgia lane with these updated classics for babies and toddlers. No batteries required!


Making music is so much fun with the Classic Xylophone from Fisher-Price. Tapping on the bright keys creates different tones to stimulate musical creativity. The mallet is attached with a cord and the instrument is on wheels, so little walkers can pull it along behind them.

Available at, $14.99.

What are your favorite toys from childhood? Share in a Comment!

–Katie L. Carroll

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