Modern toys, including scooters, yo-yos, marbles and skipping ropes, were around in Roman times. Roman children also used to have mini chariot races using dogs or goats to pull them along. No Roman toys have ever been found in Scotland. With thanks to the VRoma Project.

First broadcast:
14 November 2008

Using the clip as a stimulus, students could design a poster advertising a Roman toy. They could consider what features Roman parents and children would think are important and how these are similar and different to our own.

The students could consider and discuss why Roman children are considered to be the first children that were able to play, and had toys.