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Old-Fashioned Toys with a New-Fangled Twist

Tweens may have been sucked into a world of cell phones and MP3 players, but younger children still can find joy without a joystick -- which is good, because how else would parents get to indulge their inner child? Here's a selection aimed at pushing the old-fashioned buttons of creativity, free play and learning -- with a few modern twists.

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Vicky Hallett