Writing a personal argument
Writing a personal argument
An ideal toy provides a framework for creation. An ideal toy does not define itself as having any sort built-in culture meaning. A kit of abstract parts, for example, allows complete freedom of creation, but is structured in the way that the parts only go together in certain ways. A toy car, a movie figure, a teddy bear or a Barbie, is less open-ended, and constrains play in same way, because even a very young child has obtained some culture and perceptual responses to such objects. Toys that are promoted by or are associated with comic-book, television, or movie characters, etc. are the least free and open-ended, and constrain and limit creative play most narrowly. A child's play with a set of Star Wars toys is likely to be based on or at least related to his her experience oh the movies. Come and think of it, by this logic, the best toy is paper and something to draw and color with. The style of toys nowadays are following the above trend-creation, exploration, and imagination.
Quarks is one of the toys that is invented following by the above logic. The point of this toy is to make things work. For example, designing a vehicle, a helicopter, etc., anything you want and then using the various pieces to bring it off into as most high technology and most fashionable as possible. It allows you to minimize the structure for maximum function. It is an abstract, structured toy. It allows a child to construct, within certain limits, what that child see in his or her mind, and then to attach his or her own creation, exploration, and imagination to the construction. It is good for parents to join in the game, but they must not take over and encourage the children to play and learn in a particular way. This will weaken the child's creation, exploration, imagination and other resources that children should strengthen by play.
In brief, the child will take from a toy of what he or she is ready to take. If a parent or teacher sees that what the child is taking from that toy is not the possibilities that the adult believes ought to be present at that time, give the child's a developmental stage, an opportunity thought teaching for example. The child will take from the adult's example of what he or she is ready to take, and may use that example to form a new play behaviors. If any more directive attention is given to the child's play at this point, the activity is meaningless to be play.
KAPLA, award winner wooden construction blocks from France, is another kind of toys in the trend explained above. KAPLA -- a building block for creating many types of structures. Each set of KAPLA contains 200 planks, 8mm/24mm/120mm - approximately 5" x 1" x �", identical pieces of top quality marine pine which are perfectly smooth and balanced. A book with basic techniques and 40 photographs is included with each set. KAPLA is an individual or team game allowing for interaction between children and adults of all ages. KAPLA books include building designs. Red books for beginners, blue books include advanced designs, green books feature architecture and shapes and beige books feature animals. Although the KAPLA books seem to be a limitation to what should be constructed by using the wooden blocks, actually they are just the guide for the children to create their own representations. Same as Quarks, the children need what is in his or her mind plus the three factors, creative, exploration, and imagination, to construct the wooden blocks. Other than expressing creative, exploration, and imagination, this also can improve the children's thinking skill, organization skill, patience, interaction skill and the skill of co-operation with others.
Lego is the pioneer of today's toys' trend we have talked in the above. It is a plastic building block construct various types of structure. At play, children need fantasy and creativity. Playing Lego without fantasy is almost unthinkable. It is a challenge to children lives with new ideas. It is because using their imagination is not only about enjoying themselves when they are playing Lego. It is also important to children when they grow up. If anything, imagination is more important today than it has even been. Most children will have jobs in which they must think for themselves. A well-developed imagination gives children better control over themselves, also when they become adults, it increases a child's creative sense and awareness of quality, improves the ability to plan and take the broad view, strengthens the ability to co-operate, encourages and trains children to learn new things, and teaches them to think themselves.
'Children who use their imagination often do better at schools,' says my respected teacher, Ashley Kim. 'They play more with others, often become leaders, learn control their anger and can entertain.' Play is the thing that uses and attends the imagination. So it is important that play is not shut out of children's lives and explains that the toys must be open-ended - toys with which children can use their creation, exploration, and imagination. 'Children have to be able to create their own stories with their toys,' she says. 'The decision must be their, otherwise they can't use their creations, exploration, and imagination.'
Moreover, these kind of games in the market is not only all the factors above that is improved by play. Children also use it to improve language, their hands, and colors, etc… The value of theses kind of a toy is its long-lasting play value. When children have explored one aspect of the toy, built one kind of construction, they will try something else, rather than lose interest. The toy permits the expression of an increasing ability as long as the children is the active users of the trend's products.
To conclude, children are active users of toys. They identify themselves as creator, not as owner and user. They invent and use the world. There are actions full of adventure, wonder, and joy are prepare for them. They are turned into a great active world-owner who does not follow the mainsprings of adult's cultural and perceptual responses. They walk in they own way, they do in their own way. They are the next master of this world. They should be very active, creative, creative, exploratory, and imaginative.