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?