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Wooden Educational Toys For Children
- Educational toys, are typically built for and used by children. One could make the argument that an educational toy is actually any toy. Most children are constantly interacting with and learning about the world.
- For Children (Hungarian: A Gyermekeknek) is a cycle of short piano pieces composed by Bela Bartok. The collection was originally written in 1908-11, and comprised 85 pieces which were issued in four volumes.
- Made of wood
- Like or characteristic of wood
- Stiff and awkward in movement or manner
- made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"
"Factory Town" toy prototype, c 1942 by Ladislav Sutnar
DT reader and vintage design guru Andy spotted this incredible set of blocks by the Czech exile designer Ladislav Sutnar being auctioned on Oct 12:
PEDAGOGICAL PROJECT (AVANT-GARDE, CZECH MODERNIST.) Sutnar, Ladislav. Original set of woodblocks for "Build the Town." 30 pieces [complete], small wooden building blocks, cones, and triangles painted in red, blue, and yellow, some paint chipping, some a bit soiled. [New York, circa 1942]
one of a handful of surviving prototypes; from the sutnar family collection. Sutnar began his career in his native Czechoslovakia as a toy designer and educator. Between 1922 and 1926 he created "Factory Town," a set of children's blocks designed as an educational toy in the spirit of Froebel's blocks. After emigrating to the states, he tried in earnest to find a manufacturer for the set which he re-named less grimly "Build the Town." This is one of only a few prototypes created, entirely at Sutnar's expense, with the hope that the company Cobos/Builders would produce the set, but it was not to be realized. Another major impediment came from lumber companies that could not stop wartime orders to produce the wooden blocks. Despite his best efforts, Sutnar was forced to abandon the project. The archive of drawings and documents for the project was sold in Swann Galleries' salesroom on 20 September, 2001, lot 354. Build the Town represents an inventive attempt by Sutnar to introduce children to the basic forms, vibrant primary colors, and the creative freedom of design. The Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum own sets.
Flowers grow from seeds, leaves become trees. Fruits are the treasures. Lemela shows the cycle of life and growth using cute apple seed diagrams on two wooden dice.
Lemela can be used as a story telling toy or counting game. Their beauty also makes them an interesting design piece.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 seeds are silk screened onto alder wooden blocks.
The brand name mapa is a combination of the words Mama and Papa. Mapa believe that the best toys children have is their Mama and Papa. Mapa create their designs to be close to and loving of children just like their Mama and Papa. In Spanish Mapa means map, Mapa create educational toys that act as a guide and direction for children's growth.
The concept of Mapa is the combination of art and children's toys. Mapa design their pieces to become part of the family, toys that can be used for generations to come.
Mapa is designed and made in Japan.
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