Balance / Folk Toys

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Description

Immigrants brought to America traditions of crafting simple playthings out of common materials. These toys develop dexterity and inventiveness. Two toys from the catalog of classics. Understand Force and Motion or connect to Colonial curriculum or the geography of play. Yesterday's toys for today's kids – and they still evoke wonder. Nothing and everything is new.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 4.1: The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.

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