Some traditions worth preserving
As in so much of the world, traditional toys in Laos are losing ground to cheap, colorful plastic toys.
But the traditional toys have many benefits: Making them often is an enjoyable parent-child activity; when they break, they can be fixed with local materials and know-how; and when they break too much for that, they won't still be lingering around 100 years from now. Moreover, they often engage children physically and mentally.
This book will help keep these skills, and interest in them, from disappearing.
by Sonesulilat Vongsouline
This book was made possible by a grant from the Global Fund for Children. Thank you!
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