Assignment: Children’s Toys

Early Childhood Toys Assignment

STEP 1: Either go to a toy store or find some toys online. Pick toys that would be appropriate for the early childhood stage of development. Focus on toys that will assist children as they develop age-appropriate skills in the following domains of development:

  • physical skills including fine and/or gross motor skills
  • cognitive skills including language, operational thought, and/or theory of mind
  • social and emotional skills including self-concept, self-control, gender identity, and/or resilience

STEP 2: Select three age-appropriate toys. Describe the toys and their purpose.

STEP 3: Explain why the toys you chose are appropriate for early childhood. Focus on how each toy supports the development of physical, cognitive, and social and emotional skills. Add supporting evidence from your text. The explanation of each toy should be in a paragraph or two, resulting in 200-250 words each.

Sample Grading Rubric
Criteria Proficient/strong> Developing Not Evident Points
Toy #1 Describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage. Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental benefits __/6
Toy #2 Describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage. Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental benefits __/6
Toy #3 Describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage. Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and developmental benefits that support the appropriateness of the toy for children in the early childhood stage Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental benefits __/6
Write-up Writing is clear, easy to understand, and has no, or few, grammatical errors Writing is mostly clear with one or more errors. Writing is difficult to understand or contains many grammatical errors __/2
Total: __/20

 

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