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    What is a toy that you no longer have that you would love to get again?
    Last edited by Alwaysgreener; 05-07-2021, 10:03 PM.
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  • #2
    Lite Brite. I really need to purchase another one for my classroom. My last one was so old they no longer sell the type of replacement bulb needed.

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    • Alwaysgreener
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      Lite brite I didn't expect this one. Did you know that they make a wall version? My DD Sunday school class has one.

    • CeriBear
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      A wall version sounds like fun. I’ll have to check it out.

  • #3
    A Playskool sand and water table that, when the lids were closed, acted as a picnic table with bench seats. It lasted for years and the kids loved playing with it. I think it's been discontinued because I haven't been able to find another like it. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if I could find it again.

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    • Alwaysgreener
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      Last year when I was looking for a water table I think I saw something like this. Try looking at www simplay3.com

    • e.j.
      e.j. commented
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      This is the one I had: https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...RST&ajaxhist=0

      I don't see anything like it on simplay3 but I did see several things I really would love to order for the kids.
      The prices listed really aren't bad! Thank you!!

  • #4
    A gears work station w/bins for materials. Can't find one anywhere since I sold mine..

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    • Alwaysgreener
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      I think I remember you posting about this, didn't you find one in Canada?

  • #5
    Tire swings. Classic, beloved but no longer "approved".

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    • Alwaysgreener
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      Tire swing is my only swing. All the kids lay on there belly and run in circles. I have a vintage plastic one and so want to find another one.

  • #6
    I used to have the biggest collection of Lincoln Logs ever.... but none of the kids had a clue how to use them and everyone of them ended up just "sword fighting" with the largest ones and just heaping the other logs into piles so someone else couldn't have it.

    I actually still have the collection as they were my husband's and his brothers from when they were growing up but I don't and won't have them at daycare anymore.
    Hot wheel cars are next.... I love them and have a huge collection spanning 40 years but seems the kids just want to hoard them verses actually play with them and I can't bear to see any more toys broken or ruined through ridiculous play habits.

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    • Annalee
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      I still have some of my brothers and my toys....ring-a-ma-jigs, lincoln logs; even have my desk and my brother's desk from Santa for use in my daycare room....kids today don't take care of, play with, or know what to do with anything as they have so much stuff.....when we got something like these toys or a special desk, we cherished it as we didn't get stuff all year long....just mainly at christmas.

    • Alwaysgreener
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      I have a large total Lincoln Logs that I really pull out because of the same issues as BC mentioned above.

    • e.j.
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      Ring-a-ma-jigs were one of my favorite toys as a kid! I bought something similar from Oriental Trading a couple of years ago. They're definitely not of the same quality as the original toy but the kids enjoy playing with them.

  • #7
    I am dealing with a good bit of hoard and hide these days, too. It is beyond frustrating. They act as if the only fun in play is preventing someone else from being able to. I am used to seeing that in the 2's, but these are 4's and it is absurd the levels they are willing to go to.

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    • #8
      Originally posted by Cat Herder View Post
      I am dealing with a good bit of hoard and hide these days, too. It is beyond frustrating. They act as if the only fun in play is preventing someone else from being able to. I am used to seeing that in the 2's, but these are 4's and it is absurd the levels they are willing to go to.
      It's ridiculous isn't it? I have 3 boys that will be off to Kindy this Fall and they literally LIVE for getting to a toy area/center before the others so they can scoop up the prized pieces of whatever toy it is. Lately I've been paying more attention to who is the ring leader and who is the biggest hoarder and having that child choose an activity or area last while those kids less likely to hoard get to pick first.

      It's helping a bit but not as much as I'd like. The other day my worst hoarder was the first kid in the block center and of course stockpiled all the special blocks so I let him but didn't say anything. When the second child arrived in the block area, I told kid #1 "Thank you for digging out all those special blocks. That was so nice of you!" Then I told Kid #2 to say "thank you" to Kid #1 and I let Kid # 2 have ALL the blocks Kid #1 hoarded. lol! He was so mad! But he never ever willingly shares so it was kind of funny....

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      • Cat Herder
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        That is awesome, I will give that a go this afternoon. lol! I did something similar, just in the opposite direction. I let her hoard everyone's favorites over to her center while we did potty runs (her favorite time to loot), then I introduced a new set of toys to each the others centers. (COVID Regs) I grabbed and cleaned some yard sale finds this weekend, they made a splash for a bit. When she protested, I pointed out that she took their toys again so they needed something to play with. I once again told her that she knew I could not give them back without washing them, so she could just keep those "dirty toys" for the rest of the morning. Luckily she is my worst offender and will be the next out the door in a few weeks. I am just struggling getting her mom on board, she is fighting and arguing the move. She has even asked others to leave sparing her. Shoot me.

    • #9
      Originally posted by Alwaysgreener View Post
      What is a toy that you no longer have that you would love to get again?
      The very large lego like blocks. I got rid of them after DS #2 outgrew them, wish I would've known I would have another kid and then open a daycare

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      • #10
        Originally posted by Cat Herder View Post
        I am dealing with a good bit of hoard and hide these days, too. It is beyond frustrating. They act as if the only fun in play is preventing someone else from being able to. I am used to seeing that in the 2's, but these are 4's and it is absurd the levels they are willing to go to.
        Yes!!! They take a toy and literally play keep away. They don't play with it all. They just hold it with a death grip.

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        • #11
          Originally posted by Annalee View Post
          A gears work station w/bins for materials. Can't find one anywhere since I sold mine..
          I have been thinking about this toy. I think I found an image of it and I wonder, why couldn't you get a toy bin shelf or a set of drawers and make a gear workstation for yourself? I think if you found the right unit it would be an easy conversion.

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