Archives

Blocks for SOC

What Makes a Good Toy?

Posted by: Rhonda October 1, 2019

A plastic fried egg can never be anything but a fried egg. A simple block of wood, however, can represent a phone, a camera, a piece of cake, or even a baby.

Play materials that are open-ended and ambiguous permit a child’s creativity and experience to shape the play. Where details are built into a toy, a child’s own ideas cannot find full expression.

The play equipment you choose needs to support your developmental goals for children. What makes a good plaything? The Stuff of Childhood offers time-tested guidelines to help you select appropriate equipment for young children. Download or request your free copy here.