Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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How to make a doll charm?
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident. Charm Dolls Day and…

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Are Monster High dolls dangerous?
Recently, children have become very fond of Monster High dolls. Sometimes the child’s choice falls on such toys, which even scare parents. Therefore, many adults are very concerned about this…

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Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?

Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum?
The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove in practice that all the best should belong to children, Nikolai Dmitrievich Bartram. By this time he was already a famous artist, a historian of arts and crafts, the author of several books. Continue reading

What toys do our children need?

Wishing to encourage a seven-year-old godson for his excellent studies, she decided to give him a valuable gift — some useful and clever toy. Or a sweet, “iconic” one, which is kept for many years and always fondly remembers the one who presented it.

In the toy store, I was not about fifteen … no, much more. Sons at an early school age dived into the world of virtual games – first they “chopped” into the primitive “Atari”, then it seemed that the prefix “Dandy” appeared, a little later – “Sega” … Continue reading

What do our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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How did Armand Marcel become a puppet master?
I want to tell you about one of the largest manufacturers in the field of puppet production, the company which produced several million puppet heads from unglazed (biscuit) porcelain of…

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Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?
Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum? The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove…

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What do our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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