Choosing the right toy: a checklist

  • Janet R. Kesner
  • Cynthia S. Sunal

Summary and Conclusions

Play has been described as the process of active exploration through which the child constructs an understanding of self, the world, and human relationships. Play and development are interrelated and result in learning. Toys are often an integral part of playing and of learning.

A vast number of new and expensive toys are placed on the market each year. Selecting those toys which will most encourage the child’s development can be difficult. This evaluation instrument should be helpful to both parents and teachers in that selection.


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These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Copyright information

© Springer 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet R. Kesner
    • 1
  • Cynthia S. Sunal
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S.A.

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