This study is aimed to reveal traditional Chinese toys which were popular for probably hundreds years ago but gradually replaced with high-tech toys now. Therefore, these traditional and historic toys have been ignored and not mentioned either, It also investigates whether or not young generation aged between 18 and 22 and mid-aged people in Taiwan have heard of or tried to play those traditional ones. This study also examines that the participants’ knowledge, cultural preservation and perspective about those traditional Chinese toys.
This study conducts a questionnaire to which sixty university students and sixty middle-aged people respectively were chosen to answer. The results of the questionnaire has taken a month to collect information and analyzed for a month. After random selection, the questions in the questionnaire are about investigating subject’s understood on childhood toys and culture’s viewpoint.
This study has discovered that half of the participants in this study know more than 21 items among 25 traditional and historic toys. And more than 93% of participants believe that those toy cultures are needed to be preserved. Results collected from both the questionnaire and literature review suggest that the cultural department in each city or county should hold these traditional children’s toy exhibitions regularly and encourage the young children to know and play with the Chinese beautiful toys.