What Makes a Good Toy?
 Always    been a part of the child’s world! Simple,   home-made, complex or high tech. Provide   entertainment Educat...
 Skill   and abilities needed to work a toy. Challenging  enough to stimulate interest,  creativity and further developm...
 Isthe toy interesting to look at? Does it grab  your attention? Colour,   sound, texture, weight, movement. Response  ...
 Can    the toy stand up to the kid? Unbreakable Washable    materials The    longer a toy can last, the better. Toys...
 Can   a child use the toy over time? Number    of ways to enjoy a toy. Allowsfor the changing maturity/interest of the...
 Playing   rough, dropping, throwing Putting   the toy in their mouth Soft/Flexible   vs. Hard/Breakable Materials    ...
 Different          stages of play (how they play and who with) Encouragea variety of activities (individual and coopera...
 Is   the toy easy to keep track of? Designed    so that all parts stay together. Can    missing parts make toy unusable?
 Are   the materials safe? Biodegradable   or recyclable Durability – Toys that can be passed along to siblings or othe...
 Sometimes    the cheapest and simplest are the best!! Cost   varies widely Quality   over quantity Expensivetoy is wo...
What were some of the simplest and most entertaining toys you had as a child?
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  1. 1. What Makes a Good Toy?
  2. 2.  Always been a part of the child’s world! Simple, home-made, complex or high tech. Provide entertainment Educational, encourage creativity Encouraging development
  3. 3.  Skill and abilities needed to work a toy. Challenging enough to stimulate interest, creativity and further development Physical (coordination/motor skills) Mental (creative and problem solving) Social (cooperation, team mates, friends)
  4. 4.  Isthe toy interesting to look at? Does it grab your attention? Colour, sound, texture, weight, movement. Response to child’s action. “Attraction” factor depends on the child. Older children are attracted to “realness” of a toy.
  5. 5.  Can the toy stand up to the kid? Unbreakable Washable materials The longer a toy can last, the better. Toys are expensive!
  6. 6.  Can a child use the toy over time? Number of ways to enjoy a toy. Allowsfor the changing maturity/interest of the child. Example: sports equipment
  7. 7.  Playing rough, dropping, throwing Putting the toy in their mouth Soft/Flexible vs. Hard/Breakable Materials that do not attract bacterial growth (mold, mildew)
  8. 8.  Different stages of play (how they play and who with) Encouragea variety of activities (individual and cooperative) Design should allow for minimum supervision Cause frustration? Limitations (batteries)
  9. 9.  Is the toy easy to keep track of? Designed so that all parts stay together. Can missing parts make toy unusable?
  10. 10.  Are the materials safe? Biodegradable or recyclable Durability – Toys that can be passed along to siblings or other families Howwas the toy produced? Child labour, working conditions, Canadian made.
  11. 11.  Sometimes the cheapest and simplest are the best!! Cost varies widely Quality over quantity Expensivetoy is worth it is all the other factors apply.
  12. 12. What were some of the simplest and most entertaining toys you had as a child?
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