Toys Then and Now
From the Series Then and Now
In Toys Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected toys through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today.
An infographic highlights popular toys of different eras and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Children can learn more about toys using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Toys Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Toys Then and Now is part of Jump!’s Then and Now series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||C3 Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
The six titles in this series make comparisons between current topics of interest and their historical counterparts. Toys, cooking techniques, or communication methods of the past are then compared to current technology and the possibilities of the future. Information is brief and particularly American in its focus, but a diverse spectrum of people are represented in the photographs. Short, simple sentences in a large, easy-to-read font are combined with stock photography and plenty of white space in this early reader series. VERDICT History series aimed at the youngest readers are often a welcome addition to libraries, and these titles use an engaging format.