The first leg of the Children's Festival was held in Zagreb with entertaining workshops and traditional street games between April 13 and 14.
In the two-day festival held in Jarun Park in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, the children had a chance to have fun by attending workshops and playing games that are part of our cultural heritage such as spinning top, making a spoon doll, and playing marbles and get to know Turkish culture more closely .
The toy exhibition containing the collection of Ankara University Educational Sciences Faculty Toy Museum, opened with a view to promoting Turkish toy and toy making sector and emphasizing the significance of toys in intercultural harmony and interaction, showcased not only traditional toys, but also industrial type toys produced in Turkey.
The suitcase museum, organized by Ankara University's Children Culture Implementation and Research Center (ÇOKAUM) as part of the festival, attracted a lot of attention by the kids and their parents. The visitors had a chance to examine the toys by touching them, share their childhood memories with the officials and discover the similarities between Turkish and Croatian cultures.
The next destination of the festival organized by Yunus Emre Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey and ÇOKAUM was Amman.
During the event held in Amman, the capital of Jordan, between April 20 and 21, 2019, with support from Al Ahli Club and Jordanian-Turkish Friendship Association, the children aged between 6 and 15 played games full of fun. Learning many games from the master students such as spinning top, mask painting, kite making, spoon doll making, bag printing, and windmill making, the kids enjoyed playing with their own handmade toys.
The toys showcased by ÇOKAUM as part of the festival appealed to the kids and their parents alike.