Tag: children

Mortality Of Infants

I was browsing the 1829 edition of The Ladies’ Pocket Magazine, when I came across this article about the mortality of infants at the time and its causes. The article was republished from another magazine, “The Companion to the Almanack”, which The Ladies’ Pocket Magazine described as “one of the most useful publications of the

Victorian Children’s Rhyming Games

In the Victorian era, children, unless they were rich, didn’t have many toys to play with. A lot of them worked, but they still had time to play outdoors (their houses very too small and their families too big to allow them to play inside). They played simple games with whatever they could find and

Toys And Games In Ancient Rome

Have you ever wondered what toys the Ancient Romans had and what games they played? Surprisingly (or maybe not), they are pretty similar to the ones we play with nowadays. Of course, there were no video games, the choice of materials was limited and most children didn’t have a lot of toys to play with