Four Cheap Toys That Stood the Test of Time
When I'm at a friend's house, I often like to know which toys their kids have enjoyed for the longest. It's almost without fail that the simplest ones are the favorites. The big, expensive ones with lights and sounds get old (or break) quickly. The same is true around here.
We get most of our toys at garage sales or from family at this point. Without much storage or a basement, we have converted our dining room into a playroom. I rotate toys in and out of our attic every few weeks to keep them "fresh." I find that even moving the toys to different locations in the house makes them more interesting, as well.
Here are a few unexpected and cheap toys that have captured the imaginations of my three kids (6-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl, and 2-year-old boy) for long stretches of time.