When I was a little girl in the 40th/50th, all my toys were made out of wood, except the dolls which had a porcellain or celluloid head, plastic toys didn't exist. Every child had toys in wood, sometimes even handmade. I still have a beautiful dollhouse all handmade and in wood of course. Now it certainly has become an antique.
My doll house looked a little like this, only it didn't have two floors, but two rooms side by side. One was the kitchen/diner and one the living/bedroom.
These are two of my dolls, unfortunately my mother as usual without asking me disposed of my belongings and had given one doll to our 2 year old son, with the result you can see.
the other one I just could save !
In the late 50th plastic articles slowly entered the market and when my son was a little boy, in the 70th, Fisher Price was the tip of the top and everything for toddlers to kids had to be in plastic. It was very fashionable and especially all educative toys were made out of plastic of course. Daycare and kindergardens were also equipped with plastic toys.
The only thing I can remember our son had in wood was a little dog, a basset hound, which every kid had to have I think it was called Snoopy and also was a Fisher Price toy
He could walk it like a real dog and the legs made click, click noises. It was a real cute toy. I wonder if we still have it in our attic.
Since I have become a grandma, I feel like going back into my own childhood rather then into my son's. For the little once today wood is in ! Wood suddenly is again the best and good toys have to be out of wood. So I am back not to the future but to the past. Honnestly, for me plastic or wooden toys or whatever, the only thing which counts is that the child has fun with them and that the toy is not dangerous for the health.
If I remember well my grandpa had made me a similar little wagon in which I used to walk my dolls.