“Give children toys that are powered by their imagination, not by batteries.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Playing toy is a very important role in children’s life because they take them to the world of Imagination. All our little Gajerians celebrated “Toys Day” This is the day when children can bring their favorite toy to school but due to this pandemic it was not possible for them to share their toys with their friends. So we have done it via Google Meet. The students talked about their favorite toys and also explained why the toy was favorite to them. Little Gajerians enjoyed this day with their favorite toy.
They developed a sense of sharing & socializing. They were also taught about social habits. The earliest-known written historical mention of a toy comes from about 500 B.C. in a Greek reference to yo-yos made from wood, metal, or painted terra-cotta. It is believed, however, that the yo-yo originated in China at a much earlier date. The earliest toys are made from materials found in nature, such as rocks, sticks, and clay. Thousands of years ago, Egyptian children played with dolls that had wigs and movable limbs which were made from stone, pottery, and wood. The stick may be the world's oldest toy. Animals play with sticks, and we use them to play fetch with our dogs. Different materials like wood, clay, paper, and plastic are used to make toys. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may fold an ordinary piece of paper into an airplane shape and "fly it”. An age-wise guide on play and the toys that encourage learning, promote motor skill development and spark the imagination. When a child grasps a toy and learns to manipulate it, they are practicing their motor skills and becoming more adept at hand/eye coordination. This helps the child advance through the stages of physical development.
Old toys were usually made from materials such as wood, metal, glass, and fabric. New toys are usually made from plastic. Lots of old and new toys can move in some way. They may even make sounds. Among the earliest known toys are small stone and clay balls or marbles. Marbles were found in a child's grave in Nagada, Egypt, and date from 4000 BC. Medieval toys were made of wood and included yo-yos, cup and ball toys, and tops.
Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin celebrated Toy Day on June 14th, 2021. The children were asked to bring their favorite toy. Boys bring cars and airplanes while the girls found themselves indulged in the Splendour of their dolls and teddy bears. Our tiny tods speak elegantly about their toys.