Childhood has almost always been an innocent time of exploration, adventure, and imagination. Though I sometimes wonder if today’s kids are missing out on all the great fun we used to have when we were young. Because they have so many amazing toys, cellphones, and video games, perhaps they actually are less good at making their own fun.
Take a look at these rare photos of adorable youngsters enjoying themselves, and share them with your friends to remind the world how important the simple things in life are.
Sing it with me, boy!
These kids are playing ‘push the peanut’, London, 1938
A budding Parisian ballerina, 1961
Feeding a giraffe, London Zoo, 1950s
Dancing in the Street, New York, 1940s
Riding the See-Saw, England
The street’s a chalkboard, Manchester, 1966
Hung out to dry
Handstand practice, London, 1956
Space hopping along a London street, 1956
All it takes is a rope, Manchester, 1946
Hunting for coin-shaped treasure, New York, 1930
Checking the comic-book news, 1952
We’ve got water! New York, 1964
Cowboys and Indians, London, 1954