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Editor's Pick - Traditional Toys for connecting with Indian Tradition

Editor's Pick - Traditional Toys for connecting with Indian Tradition

Do you remember the summer of your childhood? The scorching heat in the afternoon forced you to stay indoors and sip your juice while playing "Ashta Chamma" and "snake &ladder" with your amma, siblings and friends. This may hit nostalgia to many of us. With the lifestyle change, we moved far away from those games and never got an appropriate time for introducing these games to our kids, who are now really fond of tech games. The surge in screen times in the covid era is a concerning factor for many parents; therefore, gifting traditional toys to your kids will help make them familiar with our heritage and culture. It will reduce their screen time and strengthen your bond with your kids.

Explore the list of some awesome traditional toys for your little ones. 

1. ASHTA CHAMMA - BOARD GAME BY ANCIENT LIVING

Crafted to be eco-friendly and pollution-free, this board game is woven with the finest fabric. Crafted in Raw silk: The exotic and quintessential fabric of raw silk darts its origin way back to the Indus Valley Civilization.

2. PACHEESI BY CHAYA NISARGA

This is the game from which popular ludo is derived from. Did you know that Akbar the Great was so fascinated with game that he had a giant game board designed in the court of Fatehpur Sikri and played the game with real people as game pieces!

3. SNAKES & LADDERS IN PRINT, TACTILE & POLY-BRAILLEA BY INKLUDE

The tokens are tactile and magnetic so that little bit toppling does not make them fall. The dice has ball bearings so that when it is rolled to produces sound. The snakes, ladders are tactile as well as printed and the numbers are in print and braille.

4. RANGOLIO - PUZZLE (NATURAL) BY MANIAMS

Rangolio is a Design patented product. The puzzle helps children in Logical thinking & creative thinking. Joining the pieces help in developing sense of precision as well as fine motor skills required for finger development.

5. TRADITIONAL DOLL HOUSE WITH PEG DOLLS AND FURNITURE

 This doll house is every child's dream - where they can be the grown up, where they make the rules and are answerable to no one!. Easy to assemble Encourages pretend play and creativity.

6. BLOCK STACKING GAME BY SCRAPSHALA

 This timeless game is handcrafted in reclaimed pine wood and coloured with non-toxic, lead-free and eco-friendly paints that are safe for baby. It is consists of 10 irregular shaped wooden rocks for stacking for babies and toddlers. 

7. LAGORI SET BY ROCKING POTATO 

Seven square-shaped wooden blocks handcrafted from natural wood. These are suitable for stacking challenges, knocking down, playing the Indian traditional game 'Lagori' (also called as Seven Stones) and boundless open-ended play.

8. TIC TAC TOE (BEECH) BY MAYA ORGANIC

Tic Tac Toe" is a simple strategy game for children. Traditional Board games to develop thinking and strategy skills among children.

9. HANDMADE DIY INDIAN TRADITIONAL DOLL MAKING CRAFT KIT - DOLLS OF GUJARAT BY POTLI

 Everything you need for your little one to create their very own handmade doll! the kit comes with a beautifully illustrated booklet with instructions and a little peek into the culture of Gujarat.

10. FESTIVAL OF INDIA ACTIVITY KIT BY WONDRBOX

It will facilitate cultural awareness and give an exposure to different religions and their cultures. Each kit contains a range of interesting activities that comprise of educational craft projects, coloring book and family games.

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