Find your Childhood at Children Little Museum (Part 2 of 5)

Kids were fascinated by rockets back in the 50’s and 60’s.

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It was all about moon walking and the spaceman. Even Santa joined in.

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And this is what a toy store looked like in the olden days in Singapore.

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I was debating whether to put this in, but in the honesty of blogging I didn’t want to leave it out. I spotted some offensive toys as well. That was the era where all kinds of -isms happened without anyone batting an eye. Loads of chauvanism too. Back when I was a kid I read alot of Enid Blyton books and had no idea that a Golliwog was so racially offensive. I had no idea it was based on a human being even. I thought it was just a kind of wise doll who dressed up in suits. I was totally ignorant about it till a few years ago.  With my kinky hair and brown skin, I think I should be offended as well, but I guess I never knew the history or intention behind the doll. I even read the little Sambo books, in total ignorance as a child and I have to confess I loved the story. But I really did not make that connection and that is what I love about the blissful colour-blind innocence of childhood. But having said that, I can totally understand why the caricature is offensive.

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Loads of other toys that appeared in vintage children’s books like rocking horses. I had one a kid too and I loved it.

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Every little space in the shop was utilized including the walls. If these were spaced out I could imagine them filling a much bigger museum.

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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