Human Development and Educational Psychology in Toys and Games
Allocate a total of 1.5 hours to complete this part of the Clinical Field Experience.
Visit a toy store or section of a department store that contains a variety of toys and games. Select a grade level between first and eighth. Locate a variety of toys and games marketed toward that grade level. Select two toys/games and complete a 250–word description and reflection that addresses the following for each:
1. How is the toy/game packaged?
2. What are the tasks the elementary-age child would be asked to perform in playing with the toy/game?
3. What types of prior knowledge and skills would an elementary-age child need to possess to be successful in playing with the toy/game?
4. Is the toy/game marketed toward the correct grade level?
Defend your responses with support from the various theories covered in this course related to cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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