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ERIC Number: ED254303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Toys--Medium for the Development of Decision Making and Creativity in Children.
Finkelstein, Judy; And Others
Most of this early childhood unit on toys provides suggestions for toy-making activities in the areas of art, games, music, science, math, creative dramatics, language arts, social studies, cooking and bulletin boards. It also suggests resources (such as field trips and persons with special knowledge of toys). Special emphasis is placed on children's decision making and creative behaviors. Before the toy unit is implemented, it is suggested that all toys be removed from the classroom and/or play centers. Simultaneously, materials children can use to build replacements for missing toys or new toys should be stockpiled in out-of-the-way but accessible locations. When children recognize a problem resulting from the lack of toys, they are then guided to a solution involving toy construction activities. Included is a bibliography citing related books, poems, and fingerplays; movies; filmstrips; records; and reference books. A form for recording children's progress in toy making is provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A