I spent some time sorting out Christmas gifts last night and it was way more fun than it's been for many years! That's because I'm buying toys again! I love toys ~ and not all that electronic stuff that's called toys these days. Those things are fine ~ I even bought a couple "video game" type toys for the grandbabies. But what I really like are dolls and trucks, dishes and blocks, books and puzzles.Things you can make stuff with and things that make you think.
One special toy (read here for a couple others) I remember fondly from my childhood was "The Little Red Spinning Wheel". It didn't really spin but it sure could "knit" really long tubes of yarn and then you could fashion the tubes into things like pot holders and doll scarfs. It was great fun!
I wish I had a picture of me playing with my Little Red Spinning Wheel, but alas, I don't ~ thought I'd share this one instead.