ERIC Number: ED271223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Toy Making for Parents and Caregivers.
Cortez, Carmen P.
Recognizing that toy-making activities have tremendous potential for developing good parent-child interactions, this paper examines (1) the why, where, when, how, and who of making toys at home; (2) the use of toys in play; and (3) the value of toys as tools for learning. The snags and obstacles of toy making as well as the challenges and benefits are mentioned. Most of the paper contains instructions for making the following toys: rolling can, sound canisters, toy drum with bean bags, wooden blocks, nesting cans, wall picture, feeling blocks, first picture book, chip can, happy/sad face pillow, shape puzzle, sequential cups, hobby horse, rag doll, and hand puppets. All instructions are accompanied by charts relating the toy to language learning, using the five senses, as well as modeling activities for parents. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International (San Antonio, TX, June 19-22, 1985).