Toys are the tools of childhood. Even at an early age, they help mold us into what we become and reflect our interests and future abilities. What wonderful memories of childhood tools flood my mind. Wooden playhouse furniture with animal decals; tin toy dishes; old spice and vanilla bottles from Mom's kitchen; and dolls with homemade dresses and bows. Childhood play prepares children for their future role as parents, business people, church leaders, and so on. Thus, it seems that it must be important what toys we choose for our children. Toys that promote violence or prejudice would not be helpful in the growth and development of young minds.
The child's size china hutch in the photo was one I took at a local antique mall. It was filled with child-sized dishes and utensils. . .the type I remember from my childhood. . .and memories flooded my mind. Do you have certain toys or tools that were important in your development and what you became?
I love this picture! It reminds me of a playset my cousin had when we were little. Thanks for the bringing back the memories. :)ReplyDelete
What a sweet picture! I have a little toy refrigerator I recently fixed up; this kind of reminds me of that. I like little things like that and always have; I had little rose dishes and miniature "cookware" as a child; also lots of dolls, toy stroller, doll crib & highchair..... can you tell what I wanted to be? :)ReplyDelete
Yes, you wanted to be a homemaker, Blue Bird Rose! I too loved my dolly stroller and favorite dolls. One of my dolls was so loved, all her hair wore off her head. My mother 'borrowed' her for a week or two before Christmas, and at Christmas I got her back, with a full head of hair of my own! My mother made a wig for my dolly out of my own hair. I was so happy! I still have the dolly --- with my hair --- to this day!ReplyDelete
I have many toys that influenced me, mostly baby things, real baby carriage, crib, baby clothes. I couldn't wait to become a mother.ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope we get to see your dolly (with your own hair) someday! I still have several of my dolls from my childhood too.ReplyDelete