What Makes a Toy Educational? The Impact of Educational Toys on Spatial Development in Preschoolers.

DeCortin, Caitlin.


  • Abstract: This study examines the arbitrary "educational" label assigned to educational toys, and investigates the validity of these toys' marketing claims in a pilot study with two thrusts: 1) a play intervention with preschoolers, in which a group of five 4-year-old preschoolers played with a sample of eight educational toys for six twenty-minute play sessions; and 2) individual interviews with ... read more
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