Robert Louis Stevenson penned this in A Child’s Garden of Verses. I have only to read it to remember some of my own favorite toys, like my painted lead soldiers and my Lionel Train set.
Don't you think we grownups cherish that childhood sense of wonder that comes from play? “Wisdom begins in wonder,” Socrates tells us in Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Who among us doesn't seek that sense of magic? It’s what helps keep us engaged and curious, what helps us to aspire regardless of age.
This is why, for the first time ever, Levenger presents a selection of fine educational toys and games among our holiday gifts.
Scores of staff members helped in the selection process. We have parents with very young children, and others who are raising tweens and teenagers. We heard lots of “I’m going to buy that” and “My kids really like this” and “Great gift for the grandparents and aunts to give.” They critiqued, they recommended, they played.
Many were tested. Few were chosen.
We're delighted to share these final choices for Levenger educational and fun toys with you.
Coming back to where we were
Said the father to the son, “I wonder why you come so late in life upon things you really grew up with.” That was Frank Lloyd Wright talking to his son John, inventor of Lincoln Logs. It’s a good time for us to go back to what we grew up with, that childlike sense of wonder, and share it with the young minds near and dear to us.
You know that as a member of my Well-Read Life community, your opinion is something I value. So please take a look at our selection of toys and games and tell me what you think. I’d be grateful. Just click on the Comments link below with your submission. (If you’re reading this as an email, click here and you'll connect to Comments). And then find a few moments to go and play.