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!

Shape Sorter

The 12 chunky blocks of the Shape Sorting Cube Classic Toy from Melissa & Doug are perfect for little hands. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes that beg to be sorted into the corresponding holes again and again.

Available at melissaanddoug.com, $14.99.

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

–Katie L. Carroll