Yes I had the wooden blocks but most of my toys I made even at an early age .
I played with oval fish cans hooked together with wire to make a train made whistles from willow in the spring made my own kites from flat strips of wood and packing paper and so on .
I think back of these days and proudly tell my kids and grandkids about those days when I look at the mountains of plastic they get as gifts and play with them for maybe a day and there it lays broken .
I try to get the kids into making their own toys and take them to the shop but I have to find something that they are interested in like MINECRAFT or Spiderman or American doll furniture and I hope some of this will stick with them in the future .