Fancy Fun: Low-Tech Kids Toys

It’s a high-tech world, but with another month of summer, these colorful, low-tech toys may beat the doldrums.

Fawn Memories
Handmade brushed-wool deer Ruthie has fairy-tale looks, from her pinafore to her polka-dot accents and pointed ears; $98 from the Walnut Animal Society.

Teepee Time
The western-inspired wigwam features an appliqued and embroidered landscape of mountains and cacti; $399-$518 from Win Green.

Roaring Fun
Lion Nanoblock puzzle snaps together with micro building blocks to fashion the king of the jungle and other animals; $10.99 at

Hit the Road

This ride-on toy rolls along without batteries, gears or pedals–it’s powered by inertia, centrifrugal force and the turning of the steering wheel; $69.99 at Tons of Toys in Wyckoff.

Super Babo

One of the New Jersey-based Ugly Dolls’ most popular characters dons a cape for his superhero role; $20 at ToysRUs or

Big Easy Read

New Jersey author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O’Neill’s The Bourbon Street Band is Back earned a Guiness World Record the the largest reading lession when 451 kids listened in at a reading; $11.79 at

Convertable Classic
Ride in style with this Old School pink pedal car from Bean Patch & Co; $200 at HandCrafters in Livingston. Monogramming available.

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