The basis of the economy of the Eastern Slavs was agriculture and cattle breeding. Children were taught to work from an early age, because they got married early (boys – from 16, girls – from 12). The boys worked in the fields, hunted, fished, looked after livestock, collected honey from wild bees, and studied military affairs. At the age of 9-11, they underwent a rite of passage into the members of the clan. The girls helped cook and take care of the younger children, learned to spin, sew, and make jewelry.
Toys were made from simple materials – wood and clay: rattles, whistles, birch bark balls.
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