The architectural toy typically looks to the world of “real” buildings, reproducing columns, arches, and windows in miniature form. Toys That Teach, however, presents a range of construction toys based on the elementary forms of geometry found in nature: cubes and spheres, cones and cylinders, rods and prisms. The toys serve not only for building but also for mathematical exercises, drawing instruction, and even lessons in coordination and movement.
Toys That Teach is the third in a series of exhibitions featuring the CCA’s collection of architectural toys and games, acquired with the support of Bell Canada.
Curated by Michael J. Lewis, CCA.