Doll . A Naty or doll is a figure; usually of a baby, a girl or a woman made of wood , cardboard , cloth, plastic , etc; serving as a toy and entertainment for girls. On certain occasions, collections or series for children or adults are also manufactured, which may be made of wood, porcelain , celluloid or wax .


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  • 1 Origin
  • 2 History
  • 3 The Dolls as a teaching tool
  • 4 See also
  • 5 Sources


No one can answer correctly. Modern archaeological excavations have shown that the doll was the favorite toy of children and in the tombs discovered in ancient Greece, Egypt and the Aztec Empire, they have been found next to the corpse of preschool children, dolls that their parents have buried with their daughters, how the warrior was buried with his weapons.

By the end of the fourteenth century , the doll had been rigid without movement, and Hess perfected it to make it resemble the raw-meat girl. Over time, with the advances in mechanics, the movement of the eyes, arms and legs became possible, in the XV century mechanisms based on the elasticity of furniture were devised.

Mrs. Catherine Kruse discovered how to give the wrists joints in the shoulders, elbows, thighs, knees, etc., so that the doll can bend the legs, sit and move the head. Later it was time for the baby who closes his eyes, for the doll that says mom and dad and for those who walk if they shake hands. For women, whatever their age, the doll is always a wonder.


Throughout our history, for thousands of years and in all countries, we have sought ways to entertain children by means of attractive alternatives and of their total pleasure. Archeology has found dolls in excavations of Egyptian tombs dating back to the 21st century BC. This suggests that it is perhaps the oldest toys in history. It seems that it was a custom among the ancients to bury children with their toys or, at least, to engrave them on their graves, a custom that was preserved even in the early years of Christianity. Both the Romans and the Greeks already had articulated dolls with which girls could play. Plutarch , Aristotle , Plato and Horace moveable figurines by means of threads or wires are mentioned for childhood fun. And it is known that in the early Christian era there were dollhouses. The dolls that girls often play with were also known to the ancients and especially to the Romans. They used to make them out of ivory, boxwood, plaster, and wax. When the nubile girls were married they were going to hang on the altars of Venus) the dolls that had served them for entertainment in the early years.

Dolls as a teaching tool

Dolls and dolls “provide a way to channel hurt feelings, anger and other childhood emotionsThe World Book Encyclopedia explains. […] This type of toy allows children to rehearse the roles they hope to play when they grow up. ” During the Children’s Day festival that is celebrated in Japan every May, the figure of a young man is exposed dressed in the full armor of a traditional warrior. This doll is used as a model to encourage young people to become – in accordance with local culture – strong and respectable members of society. Anyone who has ever witnessed children’s games knows that whether dolls are made of fabric, paper, wood, plastic or any other material, they are more than just toys. They are childhood friends, playmates, and even confidants.


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