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!

Bead Maze

Suction cups on the base give a modern touch to the Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze. Attach it to a high chair and watch as your little one guides the brightly colored wooden shapes up and down the wire pathways.

Available at melissaanddoug.com, $14.99.

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

–Katie L. Carroll