childhood toys #giveaway

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It’s a throwback Thursday to childhood toys. While these aren’t old photographs, I love that I can edit them to make them look old. My little cutie pie looks timeless, don’t you think?

Anyway. Let’s talk toys.

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Let me introduce you to Manhattan Toy’s Roll-Along-Bear Shape Sorter. It’s perfect for children ages 12 months and older. Liam and I love it because:

  • It’s a great learning tool for colors and shapes.
  • You can pull the bear with the string.
  • It’s made of wood so it won’t break and doesn’t make loud noises like most modern toys do. Yay, no batteries!
  • It has wheels. God bless the caveman who invented wheels so my little Liam could be mesmerized for hours spinning them.

I think Liam likes it.

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I already feel overwhelmed by the number of toys Liam has received. He’s the first grand and great-grandbaby in both of our families, so he’s a little bit spoiled rotten. He also gets overwhelmed and disinterested with the abundance of toys.

To remedy that, I usually put 80% of his toys away in a place where he can’t find them. Then, every week, I rotate through another batch of 20% of his toys. It’s like they’re new again!

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I personally prefer the simple toys, too. He has some loud and annoying toys that just won’t shut up and we always appreciate the toys he can quietly play with.

Shopping for toys gets me overwhelmed sometimes, too. I never seem to know what will be good for him and what he’ll actually play with. That’s why I appreciate being able to online shop at Manhattan Toy. They have a great variety and they are all fairly simple toys and you can review the ones you own. The wooden ones are my favorite!

They even carry the Skwish Classic toy that I used to play with as a kid!

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I’ve got to say, Santa might just be bringing Liam some Motorworks cars in a few years. They are modern wooden cars! So cool.

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Cars are his thing.

He can’t get enough of the wheels spinning!

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26 Responses to childhood toys #giveaway

  1. Kim O says:

    I loved my tinker toys as a child. This toy was one that could grow with me. I remember using them for a long long time! :)

  2. Heather says:

    I love wooden toys for kids and I try to collect them as I find them for my son. The roll along bear is adorable!

  3. Elle Willis says:

    I wasn’t a doll girl my fav toys were transformers or Lego lol

  4. Nicole R says:

    All of the loud toys go to grandmas :)

  5. Melissa says:

    Would love to win this for my grandchildren!

  6. Megan K says:

    My favorite toy was my teddy bear, Teddy. She / he is now sitting in my daughters room… just couldn’t get rid of it! :)

  7. Urban Wife says:

    I loved all my Barbies. So cliche, I know. ;)

  8. Will Hull says:

    I had a monkey that had its thumbs sticking up and its big toes sticking out. The monkey had an open mouth and you could put the thumbs or toes into its mouth or nostrils or even ears. It was a fun toy to have as a little boy. You could ball him up by sticking things in the orifices and throw him up in the air or just let him sit down and watch TV with you. He was my buddy.

  9. Audrey says:

    I had a wooden fisher price telephone that I loved!

  10. Krystal says:

    I loved my baby dolls.

  11. I spent a lot of time with my skip-it. I even remember seeing commercials for it. :)

  12. Ginger says:

    My favorite growing up was a stuffed elephant my parents brought me back from Germany. I too appreciate toys that don’t make a ton of noise or require batteries!

  13. Leaf says:

    I loved the pretend shopping cart when I was little!

  14. berna says:

    i loved xylophones

  15. berna says:

    i loved xylophones when i was young.

  16. Riley H says:

    My favorite toy growing up was my barbie collection

  17. Suzze Tiernan says:

    We had some white plastic blocks that we (my sister and I) made all sorts of things with!

  18. Jessica says:

    I loved playing with magic nursery dolls

  19. Vicky N says:

    I loved dolls but always wished I had Legos!

  20. Love classic toys like this- so cute!

  21. stephanie says:

    My favorite toys were spirograph and playing Avon. My mom was an Avon lady and we would get boxes, receipt books etc and we pretended we were Avon ladies!

  22. Sara Wagner says:

    I loved my Cabbage Patch Kids.

  23. Athena R says:

    I loved my Easy Bake Oven and also my collection of Strawberry Shortcake and friends dolls.

  24. Jeannette says:

    i loved my plush ballerina doll that was almost as tall as i was. i used to twirl with her… a lot. she had long blonde hair, just like me, and i would sit and braid her hair (i learned to braid at a very early age) and draw on her face with markers. you know, cus she needed make up :)

  25. Lisa Germann says:

    I rotate toys too! My 8 month old would love this.

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