Construction and evaluation of a toy for preschool children

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joseph Johannes Brankey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The researcher created a wheel toy with reference to the developmental needs of children. It was pretested and tested. Subjects were 36 children, equally distributed according to age and sex, three, four, and five years old. The toy was essentially a rolling cylinder with wheels attached at either end, integral with the center section. A thirty-minute get-acquainted period preceded the three thirty minute data gathering periods for each age group. Subjects used the toy in free play and in conjunction with schoolroom toys. The toy had two positions, vertical and horizontal. Objectives of the study were to determine the children's interest in the toy in terms of time used. Categories were: how much of the available play time the toy would be used; whether children in all age and sex categories would vary significantly in their overall use of the toy, and in the time they used the toy in either vertical or horizontal position; how the children conceived the toy while using it; and what schoolroom toys would be used in conjunction with it.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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