For "Our Library", see below
Girl with Fan
Historic Dutch Artwork
..... Cyril is a dedicated helper and an honorary member of Faire Tyme Toys. He has a new book on wooden toys, their history, and how to make them. See Below
Christine recreates the "living stories" of people from Emily Carr to Pauline Johnson. From the women involved in the two World Wars, to The Wife of Santa Claus. Her programs look irresistible, so must be included here!
Right Click on the photo to see a fantastic circus toy collection!
Normally we would not allow a link here involved with "New" toys and games, but there is a lot of historical information as well on this web site. Just seach the site for the words "Historic" and "Toy History". Also, we feel that even the "New" aspect is so important that we must include a link here. If you have a child or work with kids, this site is an absolute MUST!
This site does not involve toys, but some of the links there either involve toys or lead to people of knowledge in that area. Thus it is a place to start for research if needed.
Plans for a number of different games here. Most games are in fact of the type that are very difficult to find plans for.
Many old games of the highly polished hand made variety. Some very, very nice work here indeed!
Some very nice but simple wooden toys here, though many have a slightly modern touch to them.
Some nice wooden puzzles here based on old time art.
There is something about this site that is very, very classy. Collection of the old fables, but very,very well done in a way young kids would understand.
I was lucky enough to see a traveling show by these people. If you get a chance to see it, it is a must! The do an absolutely marvelous job of bring out what an old time magic lantern show looked like, and at the same time of course, showing how younger folk and adults both would view it! For magic lantern information this site is a must.
We generally do not allow links to different reenactment groups here, as there are just too many and they are somewhat off topic. However, this is a great site and does include some info on toys and games by times. Having this site here allows you to begin to search through this great area of history.
Normally we only allow links to historical folk toys, but this site is a MUST to include. It is a site that gives so many ideas on making science fun for kids. Arvind describes his business this way "We work with over 100 Municipal schools where the poorest children study. We wish to make science fun for them and in the process fun for all the children of the world." One look at their aim and their web site will tell you instantly why it is included here.
Toy Maker of England
has written a fully illustrated book that contains notes for teachers and museum personnel:
TRADITIONAL WOODEN TOYS
AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
LINDEN PUBLISHING USA
The book is now available from Faire Tyme Toys
To go to our Library, click HERE
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