Wooden pull toys – Remember those?

7Elephant wooden pull toyLong ago, before everything had a battery, lights, and played annoying music of some kind, kids actually had to power their own toys. And as much as I have an appreciation for power toys in my arsenal of parenting tricks, I just love a simple wooden toy with a string.


The vintage pink elephant wooden pull toy at New Arrivals Inc. would
make such a lovely baby shower or new baby gift. Until the little one’s
old enough to play with it, I’d pop it on a shelf as a decoration. Then
if your kids are anything like mine, they’ll spend tons of time pushing
it around until they can get up and pull him, at which point you’ll come
to love the sound of the creaking wheels rolling along your floor.

It
might sound crazy, but I’ll take the clacking of blocks and the clunking
of wheels over the electronic “whirring” any day. -Kristen



You can purchase the vintage inspired wooden pull toy at New Arrivals Inc.

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1 Comment

  • Reply May 5, 2012

    Rodney C. Davis

    I remember those. I used to like making them when I was 8. And since I still tinker with woodwork when I can squeeze the time, they still fascinate me. Thanks for this… thinking about becoming a kid again and making them for kids on my island.

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