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Workshops - History of Toys
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MATRIX THEATRE
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HISTORY OF TOYS (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed

Explore the world of toys, through playing with them and discovering how the materials they were made with has changed over the years. Where as most toys were made of wood or china, nowadays they are made of rubber or plastic and are durable and last a lot longer. Has the performance of a toy improved due to the new materials it is made with.

When were the first toys made and played with. Try our wooden, leather and plastic balls. Find out which games were popular in Viking times and are again today.

Visit and participate, as an audience member with our Punch and Judy show on the seafront and experience the excitement the children showed during a performance.

Children were not allowed to play with any toys on a Sunday during Victorian Times apart from Noah's Ark as this was based on a religious story.


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Vicky (Westfields Infant School)
Lovely variety of resources which engaged children throughout.Variety of styles of presentation - loved singing and going into Noahs Ark, enjoyed playing with some of the toys. Knowledge imparted in a fun and creative way. Would recommend to others.
Thank you.