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Favourite childhood toys
Favourite Childhood Toys
Member Name: Huomenna
Favourite Childhood Toys
Date: 14/05/10, updated on 17/05/10 (41 review reads)
Advantages: lots of toys
As a little girl I was never really in to all the dolly's that other girls had - my girliness extended just as far as a few pollypockets and that was about it. I got given a dolls house and some barbies, but had no interest in them at all - I used to dress up my smaller cuddly toys in Barbie's clothes instead of Barbie!
Some of the toys that I do remember playing with and enjoying are:
The game where you have all these little plastic rods inserted through a larger plastic tube and with some marbles on top - each player has to take out a plastic rod on each turn, trying not to let any marbles fall to the bottom. At the end of the game, the person with the most marbles is the loser.
- Colouring books
I remember once getting a mosaic colouring book from the roman palace at Fishbourne. I was looking for it at home one day as I wanted to do some colouring, but it wasn't where I'd left it - I later found it chewed to bits by my beloved dog. I also have a vivid memory of being in my grandparents living room, scribbling in a colouring book on the floor - my dad came over and started teaching me how to colour in the lines.
- I don't recall the name of it or even what you were supposed to do to play the game, but I have a memory of playing this game with my grandparents. All I recall about it was that it was some sort of card game and all the cards had chickens on them. Once something funny happened when we were playing it (again I can't recall what) and I remember bursting into such hysterical laughter that I ended up crying.
A game that's strangely addictive and can go on for hours.
I once had a sleep over at my friend Naomi's house and we literally played Monopoly all day. According to Naomi I shouted out 'park lane!' in my sleep later that night.
- Snakes and Ladders
I know you're not supposed to play this on your own, but I often did because as an only child I'd get bored and have no one to play with. Despite playing against myself I'd still cheat to avoid going down a snake!
- Cuddly toys
As a child I had a massive collection of cuddly toys, infact I still have most of them today as even though I don't play with them anymore I don't want to get rid of any incase they aren't looked after or end up in a dump (silly I know)! My favourite cuddly toy was and still is my pink dog, imaginatively named Pinky - my dad bought him for me on the day I was born and he's been with my ever since. I used to take Pinky to bed every night and although I don't do that anymore I still get him for a cuddle every time I'm upset as it's a real comfort thing.