When I were a lad…

Back when I were a kid, we had

Lead toys painted with arsenic to put in our mouths.
Our parents read bedtime stories from Haynes how to manuals for
How to Climb interior Chimney Stack and remove the soot (Ages 3-5)
Munition Shell cleaning for toddlers (Ages 2-4)
The art of Pick a pocket or two (all ages)