Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The History of Buzzy Bee™

The Buzzy Bee™ is New Zealand's most famous children's toy.
This brightly coloured, wooden pull-along toy has been handed down from generation to generation and is now considered a major New Zealand icon. There would be few New Zealanders that don't remember playing with this charming little toy in their youth.
Research so far has found the origination of the toy in the very late 1930's in a small workshop in St Benedicts Street in Newton, Auckland. Toy and wood craftsman by the name of Maurice Scheslinger, through his company Playcraft Products fashioned the very first Buzzy Bee, which is similar in most respects to the Buzzy Bee children enjoy today

Using the information above to find the answers to these questions:

  1. What is a Buzzy Bee in New Zealand?
a pull a long toy

  1. In what year does research say it was first made?
St Benedicts Street in Newton, Auckland

  1. What was the name of the man that first made a Buzzy Bee?

Maurice Scheslinger
  1. In which city of New Zealand, did he make it?

Newton, Auckland

  1. What was the name of his company?
Playcraft Products fashioned

  1. Find one interesting fact that you didn’t know about Buzzy Bees using this link here

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