When it comes to certain nostalgic toys and games, it seems like some things never go outdated. There is something extremely special about seeing your children play with replicas of the same toys that you
did as a child, or even handing down your gently used toys for them to enjoy. Here are a list of toys that are still popular today and that seem to only get better with time.
Legos and Lincoln Logs
Whether you were a young aspiring architect or someone who loved to destroy things that you built, Legos and Lincoln Logs have been and will always be a great gift for adolescent children. It seems as if Legos are still growing in popularity, and they are branching out into new genres that kids enjoy even more.
Every young girl wants to have a Barbie to play dress up and do makeup on. And while Barbie has transitioned over the years to personify what society considers beautiful, there is no denying the impact that this doll has on young children. Barbie is so popular, that she even graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
For every child that loves to dress up their Barbie’s and make them look beautiful, there is equally as may children who love getting dirty with their Power Wheels in the mud. Power Wheels still have a lasting impression, even as they get older. If your old toy isn’t in the same running condition, consider a Power Wheels replacement motor gearbox to try and get it back in running shape for your child.
There are few better ways to play cops and robbers than with a good old fashion Nerf Gun. Kids who had Nerf Guns growing up could play for hours shooting soft darts at one another, without having to worry about breaking windows or hurting one another. These guns are still popular and have advanced with technology. Some of them even use mobile applications for sure-fire accuracy that makes it more likely that you’ll hit your target.
Just as good as all of these toys are, there are plenty of games that are timeless as well. Monopoly is the original game of entrepreneurship and ownership of buildings. And the Rubik Cube is something that still challenges people to this day. As fun as physical dolls and guns are, the old fashion games are just as entertaining and lasting for children.
If you are looking for a trip down memory lane, or simply to give your child a toy that will always be popular, consider the options on this list.
Savannah Coulsen is a freelance writer. She lives in Raleigh. Savannah loves to read and write and she hopes to write a novel someday. Savannah also loves learning and is a self-proclaimed health guru.