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!

Rotary Telephone

Phones don’t really look like this Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone anymore, but that doesn’t mean your toddler won’t enjoy babbling into it. The dial tests fine motor skills, the pull cord is great for new walkers, and the wiggly eyes are just plain fun.

Available at fisher-price.com, $9.00.

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

–Katie L. Carroll