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ERIC Number: ED052575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 16
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Lekoteket: A Program for Training Through Systematic Play Activity.
Junker, Karin Stensland
Described are the purposes and activities of the lekotek, a Swedish private, non-profit agency whose name was coined from two Swedish words meaning playthings and library. The lekotek advises families with mentally retarded or other handicapped children at home as to such play activity and educational stimulation as will further the development of the child. Children and their parents visit the lekotek individually or for the group training program which aims at structured educational stimulation for young children. Free toys and educational tools are selected with regard to each child's level of functioning. After training in that play tool and after the child has mastered its principles, it is exchanged for others, on a slowly increasing scale of difficulty. Discussed are the necessity of knowing toys' functional construction, suggestions given to parents for regular educational play with their children, and activities used to stimulate motor and speech development, eye-hand coordination, and self-identification. (KW)
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Authoring Institution: Lekoteket Pa Blockhusudden, Stockholm (Sweden).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden