All the time favorite game for girls, all over the world is to play homemaking.

All the time favorite game for girl,all over the world is to play homemaking. Around 400 – 500 years ago, Bhatukali was devised as a method of getting young girls to learn home management rituals and traditions through play. The traditional version of this in Maharashtra is the Bhatukali. The players are in Bhatukali are all mainly girls from neighborhood however, young brothers who promise to behave well, may included to function as men in the household. A short Bhatukali session takes two to three hours. An elaborate Bhatukali can start early in the morning, that run throughout the whole day and into that they replicate all what happen into an ordinary household.

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Cooking and the distribution of responsibility of kitchen are the main core element in Bhatukali game. Bhatukali game is all about realize the ordinary real life situation (which we learn by noticing elders how they deal with it in daily basis) and replicate it by role playing. Leaves, flower, pebbles, sand, are used as a ingredients for the meal. Sometime mothers gives to girls  jaggery, puffed rice, peanuts and other dry fruits to play with, to pretend as meal which could be eatable in row form.

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In addition of cooking, Bhatukali session simulate several other aspects of the daily routine in a home. Bhatukali players take on the different roles in the family and enact their role with meticulous precisions. Through different roles girls concentrate over the role of grown-up women of household. Not only do the players simulate the routine within household but also they simulate some of the crises that occur. The crises imitation may be relatively simple –for instance, the unexpected arrival of the guest.

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Play is an integral part of every childhood. It is essential for child’s development and for learning life skills. Play is how children learn to have fun, to socialize, to think, to solve problems and to work. Play connects children with their imagination, their environment, and the people around them. Toys are tools children use in play.  It impacts the learning and development in children. Toys of value enhance a child’s natural ability to engage in imaginative and meaningful play.

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While today’s household has around 40 – 50 types of utensils, a few hundred years ago, the average Maharashtra household had around 200 types of kitchen articles. The miniature stove, pots, pans, and kitchen implements as well as the plates on which the food is served, are fashioned out of brass, copper, or stainless steel. u can get Bhatukali utensils set  in copper, brass, stainless steel.

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Role Playing Toys are very impotent  to imitate real-life roles for emotional development. These toys help in nurturing the imagination to play socially and help them to develop  emotionally. These toys help them to learn about their environment and enhance their social skills like language, body language, etc by encouraging interaction.

So the conclusion , toys are vital part of every childhood. Playing with toys help children learn about the world around them in a much better way. Toys nurtures healthy overall growth in children.

 

Author: seemaawasthi

studied design at IICD (Indian Institute of Craft & Designs), Jaipur.while i am employed as a graphics designer in a IT company and my dream is to work independently to live my passion for CRAFT. https://www.facebook.com/www.handmadetoys.in/

24 thoughts on “All the time favorite game for girls, all over the world is to play homemaking.”

      1. Hi Jully, bhatukali back in stock. 57 pieces set made of high quality copper and brass. Those will cost you 5300/- rs plus ur shipping.. for more details u can whatsapp us at 8692819592

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  1. Please let me know where to get this full set ..for my kid. Will u sale or u bought from somewhere. Please let me know the shop address

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