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Toys Past and Present

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A collection of historical toys alongside modern equivalents for educational comparison.
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Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Historical Toy Collection

This set includes collectibles such as a Greek Spinning Top, Catch-it Cone, Bag of Metal Jacks, Tudor Five Stones Game, and Victorian Cup and Ball, each representing different historical periods.

Engaging History Lessons

Provides tools to facilitate direct comparisons, demonstrating changes and developments in toys over the years, serving as visual aids for historical timelines.

Curriculum Aligned

Aligns with the UK History curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2, focusing on historic eras and facilitating a chronological exploration of British history.

Development Through Time

Offers a tangible means to examine historical changes, using toys to provide physical examples of technological and societal developments.

Chronological Understanding

Supports the UK curriculum Key Stage 1, focusing on 'Changes Within Living Memory', useful in teaching historical context and developments.

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Toys Past and Present Comparison Collection

A collection of historical toys alongside modern equivalents for educational comparison.


  • This resource offers children an engaging approach to historical understanding through hands-on comparison of ancient and contemporary toys. Featuring items such as a Greek Spinning Top and a Victorian Cup and Ball, it vividly brings to life changes in technology and leisure.

  • Aligned with the Key Stage 1 topic 'Changes Within Living Memory', this collection adds depth to classroom discussions about shifts in societal practices over time. It not only supports curriculum goals but also enhances children's grasp of historical timelines by offering tangible examples from different eras.

  • For Key Stage 2, the focus on 'British History' helps extend children's knowledge beyond 1066. By exploring the evolution of toys, this set aids in understanding broader historical themes and encourages deeper inquiry into how past innovations influence current designs, fostering a thorough historical perspective.

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Supports the National Curriculum

History, Key Stage 1, Changes within Living Memory

Understand how these changes affect national life.

History, Key Stage 2, British History

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

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    Product includes

  • 1 x Greek Spinning Top,1 x Catch-it Cone,1 x Bag of Metal Jacks,1 x Tudor Five Stones Game,1 x Victorian Cup and Ball Toy