The Examination of the Toy Perceptions of the Children Who Attend Preschool Education at the Age of 5-6

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to reveal the perceptions of children, aged 5-6, who attend preschool, regarding toys. Within this research pheno-menologic pattern, which is a qualitative research method, was used. The research sample consists of 55 female and 68 male – in total 123 children – who were assigned randomly. In order to determine the metaphoric perceptions of the children concerning toys, the questions, “toy is like/resembles to ................, because............................” was addressed and the children were asked to complete the sentence. The children states toy preferences for toy cars and playing games. The toy concept is perceived by preschool period children as, “It stands for the things loved and the events that make happy”, “It stands for necessity”, “It stands for reality”, “Provides entertainment”, “It stands for beauty”, “It stands for possession”, It stands for attraction”, “Feels like an imaginary hero”, “It stands for sharing”, and “It stands for the things desired” according to the order of the metaphors included. All these categories stand for positive perceptions. As a result of the research it was determined that children, aged 5-6, mostly perceived toy as the things loved and events which made them happy. While parents buying toys for their children must prefer toys which the children like most and happiest with while playing. Preschool teachers must include toys and games within education process to make it more effective.
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Meral Taner Derman. The Examination of the Toy Perceptions of the Children Who Attend Preschool Education at the Age of 5-6. 8th International Toy Research Association World Conference, International Toy Research Association (ITRA), Jul 2018, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02081331⟩

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