Realia - Vintage Educational ToolsMonday, August 12, 2013
I adore vintage educational aides. There is even a word for it.
Realia - Tools used to connect learners with the focal point of a lesson.
Sometimes the very patina and tone teaches just as much about a time as it's subject. I would guess that the europe at a glance is sometime before WW2 as many of the former eastern communist block countries are still listed as kingdoms and because I googled the population of Sweden. I like the very tactile way you can spin between countries.
Then there are the sights and sound cards below. These cards are box 1 & 2, made by Phillip and Tacey. The look like just the sort of thing I would have learnt to read with. I'm wondering if the men are supposed to be rakishly good looking or perhaps some feminist is playing a joke by putting then in the same pack with that fine example of a pig.
Phillip & Tacey are still making realia today. I hope they have managed to keep up both their stylish colour schemes and sense of humour.