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!

Baby Beads

Baby can get tactile with this Classic Baby Beads wooden teether from the Manhattan Toy Company. Featuring a non-toxic, water based finish and held together with an elastic cord, the beads make a stimulating clacking noise as baby moves them into different configurations.

Available at manhattantoy.com, $15.00.

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

–Katie L. Carroll