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Toys and Play: With Everyday Materials

Sudarshan Khanna (Author) Anushka Ravishankar (Author) Ors . (Author)

What is a good toy? To find out, learn to make your own! Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and come up with an unbelievable range of playthings using simple everyday materials. All of them are based on a vanishing tradition of so-called folk toys, which used to be created by small time toymakers from all over India. With clues, poems and jokes thrown in, children will find the instructions easy to follow on their own. Adults working with children will notice how they begin to explore, value and handle physical material intelligently - an important sense to restore in an increasingly virtual world. In addition to toy making, the book also looks at the science behind some of them. A thought provoking last section is meant for adults who would like to think through the complex issues of toys and play in today's world: how can we enable free and open-ended play which is not tied to expensive products, virtual reality, ready-made stories, or regressive notions of gender?.

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About the author

Anushka Ravishankar

Anushka Ravishankar is an award-winning writer and playwright. Her books include Tiger on a Tree, Anything but a Grabooberry, Excuse Me, Is This India? and Today Is My Day, among others, and several have been published internationally. Anushka lives in Chennai with her family.

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Title Toys and Play: With Everyday Materials
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.10.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Tara Publishing
Language: English
isbn 9383145579, 9789383145577
length 112p., 22.1 x 1.5 x 28.7cm.
Subjects Children