Toys now and then

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By Helen Watts — Editor, Literacy Time

This interactive resource will support both literacy and history. It provides the opportunity for children to use their own experience of toys to try to construct a timeline. The children will recognise many of the toys, and may notice some similarities to their own toys and games. Once the timeline is complete, the slide show text provides some fascinating background detail.

Toys Now and Then: Teachers notes

Key learning outcomes:

  • To offer suggestions and take turns;
  • To explain views to others;
  • To use syntax and context when reading for meaning;
  • To tackle unfamiliar words that are not completely decodable;
  • To write chronological texts.
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