earliest known homework of Iranian children, written on mud
tablets discovered in Susa dating back to the first millennium
B.C., as well as pictures of the oldest Iranian children’s toy
ever discovered, which resembles a camel with two children sitting
on it, are among the items on view at the exhibition, which opened
on September 30.
of children from the Constitutional Movement era (early 20th
century), documents from the educational system of Iran in
previous eras, a series of miniatures featuring Iranian children,
as well as photos of Qajar era children are also on display.
programs being held on the sidelines of the exhibition include a
performance of a children’s play entitled “The Date Tree and
the Goat”, a workshop for children to make postcards, and
another workshop for children to set up models clad in Qajar era
children’s costumes. The children will also be allowed to take
photos of themselves dressed in the Qajar costumes.
addition, children participating in the event will be asked to
make seven large pots, which will later be filled with gifts to be
sent to the quake-stricken children of Bam.
children’s orchestra is also scheduled to perform a concert
during the event.
by the Foundation for Research on the History of Children’s
Literature, the exhibition will run until October 8.