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V tech toy comparison

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V tech toy comparison

  1. 1. Vtech Toy Comparsion Emileigh Juda & Marissa Donovan
  2. 2. VTech Chomp & Count Dino (Ages 12 months - 3 years) Equipped with 130+ songs, melodies, and phrases Stimulates conversation with built-in questions and responses Five shape buttons Introduces colors Provides eight vibrant food pieces to feed the dino
  3. 3. VTECH Pull & learn Alphagator (Ages 12 months - 4 years) ● 26 letters of the alphabet teaches letters and phonics ● Numerous learning activities that show words, animals, and sounds ● “Silly Sentence Game” teaches alliteration ● Pull string activates light up tail & moves his head ● More than 125 sounds, phrases & melodies
  4. 4. Evaluation matrix Dino Alphagator Durability & Safety 4 4 Engagement 5 5 Mobility 4 5 Toy Resilience 3 3 Evaluated on a scale of 1-5: 1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest.
  5. 5. Engagement level ● Effects of an experimenter-delivered choice-making procedure. Three nonambulatory and partially ambulatory preschoolers were given access to six teacher-nominated preferred toys in two conditions: child choice and interventionist choice. ● Results showed that children were comparably engaged with the toys in both conditions. ● Results are discussed in terms of implementing choice procedures with very young children with severe disabilities. (Liso, 2009) Durability & safety ● If a toy is going to be used heavily by many children, the material that they toy is made of has a major impact on durability & appearance ● Important to pay attention to testing information if it is available on the toy ● Strong woods, sturdy fabrics, heavyweight plastics, quality hair on dolls, industrial quality casters, & baked-on finish on metal parts (Neugebauer, 1997) ● Does the toy fit with the child's size and strength? Does it have moisture resistance? Are the toy and its parts sized appropriately? Can it be washed and cleaned? (Toys R. US, 2017)
  6. 6. Toy resilience mobilityCan be used for years in a lot of different ways The child can use the toy to discover textures and be able to explore/manipulate the toy & its parts When a child is older, they will be able to use the toy in ways where the toy can adapt to their changing development (Neugebauer, 1997) Does it have adjustable height, sound volume, speed and level of difficulty? Will the toy be easy to store? Is there space in the home? Can the toy be used in a variety of positions such as side-lying or on a wheelchair tray? Does the toy respond with lights, sounds or movement to engage the child? Are there contrasting colors? Does it have a scent? Is there texture? (Toys R. US, 2017)
  7. 7. Sources ● Neugebauer, R. (1997, May). Guidelines for Purchasing Educational Toys. Retrieved March 7, 2017, from http://teachers.olatheschools.com/jwilcoxsonhlc/files/2008/09/Guidelines-for-Purchasing-Educational- Toys.pdf ● Liso, D. R. (2009). The Effects of Choice Making on Toy Engagement in Nonambulatory and Partially Ambulatory Preschool Students. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education,30(2), 91-101. doi:10.1177/0271121409344354 ● US, T. R. (2017). Tips for Buying Toys. Retrieved March 07, 2017, from https://www.toysrusinc.com/corporate-responsibility/parent-resources/tips-for-buying-toys

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