Toy Making WorkshopsSunday, February 15th, 2009
Yinthway Foundation provides training workshops all over Myanmar for parents and teachers of young children. We have seven different types of trainings including a toy-making workshop. Our ECCD trainings focus on including the community in the development of their children, and toy-making workshops are a great way to get people involved.
The toy making workshop lasts 3 days and is intended for parents, members of the community and preschool teachers to learn how to make appropriate play/learning materials for their pre-schools. The workshops highlight using materials that are available to the area they are in.
Bamboo is a favorite and is used in building playgrounds, stores and a tea-set. Other materials may be recycled such as tires. These types of toys are generally preferred to donated toys from Western countries which are usually made of plastic and are often culturally irrelevant.