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Title: Symbolic creativity in play activity: a critique on playthings from daily life objects to toys
Authors: Talu, Nilüfer
Keywords: Child development
Play activity
Symbolic creativity
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Talu, N. (2018). Symbolic creativity in play activity: a critique on playthings from daily life objects to toys. International Journal of Play, 7(1), 81-96. doi:10.1080/21594937.2018.1436685
Abstract: Play is an essential activity for children’s development. Children play with daily life objects as well as toys. Daily life with its various objects and practices provides a real freedom for discovery and self-realization. Children celebrate this value through symbolic creativity that flourishes in various play practices, such as symbolic object use, storytelling, animation in special modes of virtualization and actualization, construction with everyday mathematics and puzzling for order in chaos. The study examines a girl’s play activities with daily life things and waste materials between 6 and 8 years of ages. Finally, the study emphasizes that: (1) symbolic creativity is necessary for children’s self-realization and accordingly for their well-being and (2) toys must be selected carefully to stimulate children’s ability to imagine, create and produce.
ISSN: 2159-4953
Appears in Collections:Industrial Design / Endüstriyel Tasarım
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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