Top 6 Childhood Then and Now

Top 6 old world charms vs new world’s high-tech pulp.

The former has been long forgotten and the later has been driving kids towards a super fast paced life. When should you introduce your child to a smart phone or a tablet or other smart gadgets? Well, that’s really upto you. But, would you really want such typical hi-fi life to govern your child’s idiosyncrasy.. their creativity? Well, now that’s one question you must ask yourselves.

Have a look and re-live the 90’s and get amazed with the super fast hi-tech world!

1. Technology for your toddlers? The petrichor and nostalgia of light pink, blue and cream colored chalks, the screeching sound of that same chalk against the slate. All this has been replaced by the new world toys being fed left, right and center to our little ones. Tablets, notebooks and readers for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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2. Would you like to feed your tiny-tot some Xbox remote codes? Those were the days when playing hopscotch was mandatory. So much fun and frolic and it would teach kids to code. This beautiful outdoorsy game with hand-made graphics (boxes and numbers) scribbled wonderfully on the pavement are missed so much! Imagine your kids holding on to the Xbox consoles, media remotes and other accessories for a hobby! Not cool!

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3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away: Remember how we would get our favourite songs recorded on the cassette tape and later play them (on loop). Personal walkman was considered so cool. The crackling sound of the analog reel, often getting stuck between the teeth of the run-down walkman was pretty normal. Those were the days! Now it’s all about Apple. Your cool quotient is apparently measured basis the number of Apple products you own. Even amongst kids! Cool? Hmm, Uncool?

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4. Crocodiles – pretty ugly please? Relaxo was one brand which was synonymous with footwear. ‘Quality Par Excellence’ was a household name in the 80s and the 90s. But, today, from a LO to a teenager has been flaunting colorful Croslite stuff. Crocs has been selling ‘fashion forward’ footwear like hot cakes.. And then I see a ‘Crocs are ugly’ & ‘Croc-a-holics anonymous’ fan club and then I see Relaxo inking a deal with Salmaan Khan for their promotions. Now, the age-old scissor style slipper must be doing something right for us all {including my little one :)}

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5. Birds weren’t this angry once: There was a time when kids would start forming their intuitive instincts by building blocks. In the courtyard, under the tree, on their playmats, parents by their side, birds chirping around, we as babies loved building blocks. Such bliss! And now, they play Angry Birds.. the more angry the bird is, the better it gets. Funny, isn’t it?

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6. Vroom Vroom & Vroom! Horses are such a passé. Let’s talk about automated cars and bikes that speed around the house. Little boys and girls have bagged the license to a fast paced life. Afterall, who would like to oscillate on the wooden horse cart? I mean it is such a passé afterall..

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One thought on “Top 6 Childhood Then and Now

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I still love the old toys… and apparently my grandchildren do too! When my grandson told us he had been dreaming about an etch-a-sketch, I made sure there was one under the tree for Christmas! :0)


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