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Psychological expertise of a toy
Tihanova I.G., Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant professor at the Developmental psychology chair, Educational psychology department, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education., Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
Salmina N.G., Doctor in Psychology, Professor at the Education Psychology and Pedagogics chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Article presents a scientific conception of toys' psychological educational expertise. A toy is viewed as child's activity activation and adoption of cultural experience tool. Main requirements to toys as a mean of child's development are shown based on the cultural historical and activity approaches. Main stages of play development are described: from infancy to 7 years old, as well as requirements for the play material for each stage.
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