May 18 is considered a holiday for all the museums and their staff. To this day are opening new exhibitions, festivals, educational work in museums. Museums are the keepers of the material and spiritual culture of mankind.
St. Petersburg Museum of toys, the first private museum of the city, established in 1997 as a private institution of culture. This is the second museum of toys in Russia after the oldest museum of this profile in Sergiev Posad near Moscow. The museum has a constantly growing collection of Russian and foreign folk toys XVI-XX centuries, Russian and foreign industrial toys, Soviet toys.
We all know that the toy is not only a matter for the games, but from early childhood helps a child learn about the world and contributes to the development of his mental faculties. Toy is widely used in teaching, as an element for the development of children's creativity and also widely used in home decoration. With toys people met in ancient times, they were found by archaeologists during excavations remains of ancient civilizations. Initially, the toys were made from natural, available materials. So for example, in ancient Greece and Rome, children played with dolls, which were made of wax and terrakoty.V further process significantly influenced the development of toys and has to date made from plastic toys and even batteries. And now let's find out what the oldest and ancient toy stores in your home?