Our family wasn’t a big one for “toys”, we usually played outside riding bikes, making gokarts, slingshots or sometimes flutes from bamboos. We also spent a lot of time away from home at the beach or along the creek which ran beside our house.
I was the middle one of five children and although I think we all had a teddy or a doll they really weren’t cherished, only the youngest sister had a fluffy dog pyjama bag which always went to bed with her. There were some toys that came and went like marbles and Yo Yos but they were played with usually at school.
Some Winter evenings though a “Bob set” would be laid out on the dining room table and we all had a lot of fun trying to score as many points as possible by shooting balls through the arches.
We also played games like Scrabble, Ludo, Chinese Checkers and various card games because there was no TV to “entertain” us.
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i remember cutting up paper dolls and dressing them up. On the big verandah. I was quite solitary content in my own little world. i know we had dolls and a dolls pram but I dont actually remember playing with them. Books were my escape… The faraway tree until it fell to pieces. But i continued to read it and later arthur mees encyclopaedia that my aunt gave us. Im sure we had board games.. my uncle was a blacksmith and we would go to his place and play in the iron filings and scrap metal. We climbed the mulberry tree and fed the chooks.
I remember those paper dolls, you could have had some fun with iron filings and a few magnets. I can imagine there’d be a few “splinters” in fingers though.