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ERIC Number: ED351818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
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Toy Libraries/Lekoteks in an International Perspective.
Brodin, Jane; Bjorck-Akesson, Eva
EuroRehab, n2 p97-102 1992
This article reports a survey of members of the International Toy Library Association and others in order to describe the international toy library/lekotek movement today. Information from 37 countries was evaluated and the similarities and differences among the toy libraries/lekoteks identified, as well as the various philosophies, aims, and activities. Three main types of toy library/lekotek are described: (1) community oriented toy libraries; (2) lekoteks for children with disabilities; and (3) toy libraries that function as a cultural, social and recreational center. The common emphasis on the importance of play in child development is stressed. The lack of toy libraries in developing countries is noted, and the need to develop such services in these countries is considered. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Lekoteks; Toy Lending Libraries