Our session uses original and replica toys from the Museum of Liverpool’s handling collection to examine toys that parents and grandparents played with. Children look at how toys have changed through time by examining their materials, colours, and how they've been made.
This session can be booked Monday to Friday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.
The Toys session begins with considering favourite toys and introducing chronology through investigating the Toys timeline in the History Detectives gallery. Differences in materials, design and technology are explored and how these provide clues about their age. Moving toys are then positioned on a mini timeline.
Pupils use their knowledge of materials, technology and design to help sort old and new toys from a toy box which needs reorganising.
The session finishes with an opportunity for free play. Pupils are encouraged to choose their favourite toy and explain their choice.
In this session pupils will-
Pupils should be taught to: