A look at what's on offer at a Glasgow toy fair
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Television rushes/trims of various toys. Shots of toys and dolls; plastic push cars; boxes of sleeping bradgate dolls; kits of model aircraft; BOAC plane push car. Shop owner. Small tricycle; automata, a monkey that squeaks; counter leader; toy band; "Big Mouth Singers" toy keyboard; doll which cries when its dummy is removed, stopping immediately when replaced; radio controlled toy tanks; "Raving Bonkers Fighting Robots"; red and blue plastic "boxers". Microscope and cosmetikit "Create your own quality cosmetics"; Battery operated "Easi Rider" bike; "Jack Nicklaus" golf toy; Jack in the box.
Questions & Activities
- What is your favourite toy from the clip?
- Why did you like it?
- Does anything surprise you about the clip?
- What toys can you see in the clip?
- When do you think this clip was made?
- How expensive do you think these toys would have been.
- Why do people buy toys before Christmas and what pressure is there to do this?
English / Media Studies: Create a horror story or film set in a toy fair.
English / Literacy: Choose some of the toys and create a story around them.
Art and Design / Expressive Arts: Design and create packaging and a name for a particular toy.
Social Studies: Interview an older person and find out what toys they had and the games they played as a child.
Literacy: List all the presents you received for your birthday/Christmas.
Modern Studies / Media Studies: Discuss how the availability of credit and advertising affected the purchase of toys.
Art and Design: Make your own toy.
Mathematics: Bring in an catalogue with a toy section. Provide a budget of Â£200 for a family of four. Using one catalogue per group, budget for buying presents for all the family for Christmas.
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of Scottish Television|
|School Subject||Art and Design, English, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Studies, Social Studies, Technologies|
|Subject Matter||Literacy, Toys|
|Who||Scottish Television (producer / broadcaster)|