The developmental potential of toys and games

Authored by: Elena Sheina , Elena Smirnova , Irina Ryabkova

The routledge international handbook of early childhood play

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138833715
eBook ISBN: 9781315735290
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Adults usually consider toys as fun, or didactic tools without focusing on evaluating their contribution and impact on the play and psychic development of a child. In most cases toys are chosen and bought spontaneously, according to external, superficial attributes (such as attractiveness, price, desire to please child, etc.). This does nothing good to promote the quality of play and the child’s development.

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