January 08 to April 23, 2016
Favourite toys hold a special place in our hearts, reminding us of a carefree time of fun and friends. But toys have a purpose, too. In playing, children learn different skills. Toys and games from different eras reveal what adults considered to be appropriate to turn little boys into men and little girls into women. They also illustrate parental goals as well. This exhibition will take visitors back to another time and remind us about the messages toys communicate.