Ah, to be a child again, and to be able to pretend play ourselves in any world we wish. A pirate, an astronaut, a princess, a warrior, a time-traveler... Everything and anything was an option. Sometimes, though, we did have help – in the form of fun and colourful toys.
It can be hard to know what to get for a young child, as they’re tastes and future passions are not always showing yet. But then again, it doesn’t really matter, because at this magic age they can be anything – a simple stethoscope can turn them into a doctor, saving lives. A fireman’s helmet and they’re fighting fires, battling the elements. A wooden or plastic kitchen set and they’re a Michelin starred chef, or even simply making dinner for the family they may have one day.
Whatever wonders and impossibilities are inspired in children by toys, the toy itself is readily available, and nowhere more so than online.