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Vocabulary: toys.


 

Obviously, games or toys are not only made to play with! They're not only imagined to entertain and amuse children. A toy helps to shape a kid's personality, insofar as it requires effort, flexibility, even if the kid doesn't notice this need, and helps him acquire  dexterity and different skills. Games and toys also develop the kid's imagination. 

In their young lives, in order to be intellectually developed and well integrated in society, young kids must play. The only problem is, in fact, to allocate enough time to each activity.

That's what the proverb says : All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... All play and no work makes Jack a silly boy!

If a kid works too much, he will become dull, sad and uninteresting. If he doesn't work enough, he will become stupid... A hard choice to make ! 

Parents have to give enough knowledge but enough leisure time and moments of games in order to reach balance and harmony in their children's lives...

 Plush toys 

 and

 construction

 games

   

 

            
 

                   Plush toys  

               A carry-on 

       A construction game 

 Models and

 creative

 activities

                    
            A (jigsaw-)puzzle

  Toy cars and lorries (trucks)      

 Remote-controlled vehicles

 Dolls                        
            Rag dolls                A doll

             A fashion doll              

 Models and

 action 

 figures

                           
                          GI Joes           Model animals              Marbles 
  Educational

 games, dice

 games and 

board games.

                            
         Read and write 

        Dice game (a die, 2 dice) 

             Board games       

 Board and

 strategy

 games

                              
                Draughts/Checkers           A brain-teaser          Chess
  Dexterity

 and video

 games

              
                   Tops           Scooters

           A video-game

 Young children play ...                           

 

 to play school        to play tea parties ( with plates, cups and saucers.)

 to play cops and robbers

= (policemen and thiefs)

  to play shops (greengrocer's, butcher's, baker's...)
 to play with dolls   to play marbles (especially in the playground.)

 to play hide and seek (to hide, hid, hidden.

 to seek, I sought, sought. 

  to play the pirates 
 to play "Simon says" (stand up when "Simon says..;"  to play leapfrog (jump over somebody's back)

 

Now is the time to confront the test.  I'm sure you will succeed.  Go for it!  

 





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1. 'Lucy, have you finished your letter to Santa? Do you wish him to bring you a new with its clothes, or to create a true-to-life elementary school?'
2. I've asked Santa to bring you , Mom. You know, one of these games where you have to know a lot about literature or the cinema.
3. and I thought it was a good idea to ask Santa to bring Tom about the planets. He'll like that!
4. I'd also like to learn the tactics of . I don't know how to win against Dad... I can plan moves for my knights but I can't manage my rooks.'
5. 'Oh! I thought you wanted to practise your tennis with the Wii U.'
6. 'I think we should order one of these executive games for Dad. A would be a good idea...'
7. You don't want to ask for anything for yourself, Lucy? I suggest ... dressed as a Parisian woman!'
8. Well, in fact, Mom, I'd like a blue to race with Tom in the Park... with a bell attached on it, and a couple of tops... I like watching them spinning.
9. I wouldn't mind a bag of too... Do you think Santa will bring all this for all of us, Mom? '


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