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Historical Toys

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Historical Toys can be a great project – especially for KS1 – where children will be able to ask parents and grandparents about their toys and learn from first-hand experience, before starting to look back further. Many people will still have some old, favourite toys to show and maybe even lend to school to make a display.

The BBC has several historical toys videos ...

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Toy Project Websites

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Toy ProjectA toy project is great fun and very interesting for children; even the very young recognise a toy as an object of play. The topic lends itself to history and D&T beautifully and there are lots of resources shared freely with teachers and children on the topic.

There are a few completely free downloadable resources shared by teachers through the TES – these ...

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The National (USA) Museum of Play

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The National (USA) Museum of Play, called The Strong, has a great set of images and historical information about toys – from a long time ago, right up to the present day.

The Strong is the nation’s museum of play. It is home to hundreds of thousands of historical objects having to do with play, including the ...

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Moving Toys

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Moving Toys

Moving Toys being made in D&T lessons can be a fun part of any project about toys, it opens up an understanding of how they work and how they were made. There are lots of websites to support teachers and children who want to make moving toys:

A Collection of Mechanical Toys – a video provided by  BBC Bitesize is a nice introduction ...

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World War Two – BBC Resources

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World War 2World War 2 from the BBC is an archived page so no longer updated but it is still an excellent resource for that topic.

“The Second World War (World War 2) lasted from 1939 to 1945. It was fought in Europe, in Russia, North Africa and in Asia. 60 million people died in World War 2. About 40 million were civilians. Children as well as adults were ...

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