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Washington and Lee University    
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog archived

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PSYC 223 - Toys and Playful Learning

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: PSYC 113. This course examines the fundamentals of the development and practice of play, with emphasis on toy play. The course covers major developmental theories of the development of skills through playful learning. Students explore how gender and gendered toys impact children's play, skills, visions of the future, and body image, and how toy play can be used to intervene with childhood developmental issues. Primary source material is examined along with popular media depictions of toy play. Students engage in the creation of skill building which involves contact with parents, teachers, and experts in the field. Staff.

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