01 Jul 22

Playing in the past

Last week the Year 1 and 2 students had a visit from The Australian Museum of Childhood who presented a variety of toys made from different materials and made for different purposes. This incursion complemented our HASS learning for Term 2. Children participated in an interactive session to explore and play with toys and activities from the past.

Games have been central to play throughout history originating with wooden toys with simple mechanisms to make them move. It was an exciting opportunity for students to apply their learning about how technology has changed toys and the way we play in the past compared to the present. Did you know that the slinky toy is 70 years old and the game of Monopoly is 120 years old?

Our presenter Alan finished with a student conference, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and make connections to what they had seen and explored throughout the morning.