About My Online Toy Store
Rocking Horse Toys and Games came to be because of my love of old toys and games. I have always collected things that were old. Starting with a 1870's china doll when I was about 10. It was a Christmas gift from my grandparents. From there it continued to be old toys, even older clothing and hats and assorted other things "Old or Antique".
About 15 years ago I was asked to do a school program on Victorian Children's toys. I had quite a few original toys, but you cant let kids play with them. I decided I would use my youngest son's reproduction toys. He was 3 and really did not mind. From there I was on a quest to do more research, I am good at that; I have a BA in History and I just finished my Master in History! I began to acquire more toys both old and new. I was asked back every year to do my program, it turns out my station was the most popular.
I let the kids play with the toys I was talking to them about. After a few years parents and teachers began to ask me "where can I get these wonderful toys you have?' I would give them a website, quickly jotted down on a piece of paper. Later it was on the lesson plan I provided to them (I had just finished my Masters in Education) but I knew they probably did not go and order any, teachers are busy enough, I know I am one!. So... I began ordering the toys and making them available when I did my school programs. This in turn led to creating a web store that not only had the much loved reproduction toys I had found and convinced my husband and father to make, it also allowed me to cull my own collection a bit and add some wonderful finds.
So come on in and browse around. I add new things as I find them or create them. You will always find the highest quality reproductions and hard to find vintage and antique toys! Come in and look around we have just what you need to bring joy to your children and perhaps kindle that little spark of childhood in you! Let's PLAY!