Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Indonesia

Childhood unplugged: why traditional games and toys, from hopscotch to stilts, are having a revival in Indonesia

  • Communities in Indonesia are encouraging children to play old games and toys instead of hunching over a phone
  • The games usually need few props, such as chalk or coconut shells, are good exercise and promote community spirit

Topic |   Indonesia
Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Traditional games and toys are having a revival in Indonesia. Egrang batok (above) uses coconut shells as mini stilts. Photo: Nugroho Hadi Santoso/NurPhoto via Getty Images
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