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History of Toys

At work the other day there was a conversation about toys. The children said they didn’t recognise old toys or know their names.

They were talking about skipping ropes, spinning tops and pop guns.

They knew that old toys were different because they were mostly made of wood. New toys were made of plastic and needed batteries.

It made me sad.

New toys need batteries.

Old toys are made of wood.

The toys of the past are more likely to be biodegradable and low impact.

I thought about my own childhood toys. Books and dolls, blocks and balls. There was plastic too. But it was the batteries that bothered me.

I’ve seen a dis guarded battery on the sea bed. It’s possible to see that the area around it is dying. A circle of destruction.

I guess this is another non Christmas post. Batteries are terrible.

This site has more info about the impact they have.


One comment on “History of Toys

  1. John Coleman
    December 15, 2014

    Well said. Here’s to toys powered by imagination! John

    Liked by 1 person

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