I was just talking to a friend from back in the day about this. I remember playing with paper dolls as a child.
I loved them, it was so fun getting a new paper doll book, cutting out the cardboard doll, then the clothes and dressing them up.
I wonder, do people still use scissors?
Those were the fun things kids did back in the 70’s, it wasn’t all about video games and, Ipads, Ipods, PS3’s, and smart phones… Imagination was still viable back then.
Now, good luck trying to find a paper doll book, and wouldn’t you know it, my daughter loved paper dolls. So what’s the next best thing? Computer imaged dolls you dress up on your computer. Lani showed me how to use this site, and now I’m hooked.
Here’s the website: http://fashiongames.mylifetime.com/
This is why her avatar is on my blog, because this is so her, she loves this kind of stuff. We did manage when she was little to find some paper dolls, but talk about pricey!!! American Girl had some, that were cute but very expensive.
All to say, I wish some of the old past times were still popular today, I think it would encourage imagination more in our youth. Instead of kids being just computer savvey, there’s more to life than that. Does anyone else miss the simpler days of creativity and imagination? Shazza ~ Musings&Rants
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