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A History of Childhood Through Toys

Constant Wonder
  • Aug 26, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 52:46

The History of Childhood in 50 Historic Treasures Guest: Susan Fletcher, Director, History and Archives, The Navigators, and author, "Exploring the History of Childhood and Play Through Fifty Historic Treasures" Play-Doh, jump ropes, teddy bears, or Candyland—toys and games shed a light on that enterprise we call childhood. But the concept of childhood is actually a modern construct. And it's changed family life forever. Childhood used to be a dangerous time, but now parents spend lavishly to protect and nurture little ones. Our ancestors might puzzle indeed at our behavior.    Child's Play Guest: Susan Linn, author, "Consuming Kids" Child's play is serious business for little minds. Adults should get out of their way.