Regardless of the definition of "olden days," most past generations of children had simple toys such as marbles, jump ropes and dolls. Victorian children, for example, relied much more on imagination than do children in modern society.Continue Reading
Children have always desired toys for entertainment, but in years gone by, only the wealthiest families could afford to buy something even as simple as a rocking horse for their children. In Victorian times, toys for families with modest incomes were typically handmade. Jump ropes, for example, could be either store-bought or handmade. Wealthy Victorian girls might have enjoyed imitating their mothers by throwing tea parties with their own tea set, and almost all girls wanted a doll of their own. For most, that meant a handmade doll, but for daughters of wealthier families, China dolls were popular.
As for boys, toy soldiers were a popular way to act out different war scenarios or battles the child may have learned about. Hoop and stick was a simple but amusing game in which children would see how far they could roll a wooden hoop with a stick. Finally, a game called skittles is the ancestor to our modern-day bowling. In skittles, nine "skittles" were set up on a table or on the ground, and a round hard ball was rolled at them, with the object being to knock down as many as possible.Learn more about Toys
Types of toys sold at Dollar Tree include action figures, stuffed animals, dolls, musical instruments and puzzles. A full list of toys and toy categories is available on DollarTree.com, as of July 2015. Product selections vary at each Dollar Tree location.Full Answer >
As of 2015, McDonald's toys that are considered collector's items include Teenie Beanie Baby dolls and a promotional Winnie the Pooh figurine released in Hong Kong. Other McDonald's collector's items include limited-edition 101 Dalmatians toys and a region-specific Smurf toy holding a miniature Happy Meal, according to World Collectors Net.Full Answer >
Kmart sells a range of toys for kids of all ages, including building sets, board games, dolls and dollhouses, action figures, and trains and cars. Also available are remote control toys, stuffed animals, tech toys and more.Full Answer >
Some toys that start with the letter "N" are nesting dolls, nesting cups, number puzzles, nurse's kit and necklaces. Brand names for toys that start with "N" include NERF (NERF guns and balls), NASCAR (NASCAR bikes or scale cars), Ninja Turtles and the Ninjago LEGO line (Ninjago NinjaCopter).Full Answer >