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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

Published 6 times a year

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Character toy as consciousness development tool of a preschool child

Filippova I.V., Educational psychologist at the scientific and methodical centre of Toys and Play., Moscow, Russia,
Smirnova E.O., Doctor in Psychology, Head of the Center for Psychological and Pedagogical Expertise of Play and Toys, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia,
Article describes functions of the character toy in the play and its role in the life of a preschool child. Attention is drawn to the fact that character toy is a tool of self-expression and adoption of social experience. A toy is considered to be a tool of going beyond the apparent situation and as a communication partner that allows to realize own feelings. In such sense character toy becomes a psychological tool. Qualities of the toy that allow it to perform the function of a psychological tool are analyzed. Main criteria of character toys' psychological expertise are verified.

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