If the parents of a child were rich, then the child would be better off than poorer children who don't have as many advatages in life. Farmers' boys spent their childhood helping out on the farm. They might scare the birds away or help with the harvest. Wealthy boys would go to school at the age of 7. The girls would stay home and learn poetry, sewing, weaving, and how to mannage a home from their mother. Girls were concidered useless and weren't sent to school.
When a kid turned 12, they were considered adults. The parents held a special ceremony for their children, which welcomed them into adulthood. The boys and girls left all their toys in the temple as in offering to the gods Apollo and Artemis.
A lot of games that children now play have evolved from the games children played in ancient Greece. For example, they played blind man's buff, tag, spinning tops, hoops, and all kinds of ball games (the balls they used were made out of a pig's bladder). The children of Ancient Greece would also play guessing games with dices. Many children played with spinning tops and brightly colored clay toys and dolls.
In Sparta, government officials would come and inspect a baby after it was born to see if it was healthy. If a baby was weak, it would be left to die outside, in the cold. If a girl was born, it would also be really likely left outside too. Sources show that the number of boys greatly outnumbered the number of girls. If the babies left outside was fortunate, someone might rescue them, and raise them.