SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 issue33Meanings of maternal care in mothers of toddlers author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  


Print version ISSN 0104-6578


ROSA, Fabiane Vieira da; KRAVCHYCHYN, Helena  and  VIEIRA, Mauro Luis. Toy library: making the most of playing in the daily life of pre-school children. Barbaroi [online]. 2010, n.33, pp. 8-27. ISSN 0104-6578.

The phenomenon of children's play is complex, and it is present in every culture, each with its own specificities. In this sense, playful culture is an important factor in determining the types of play in certain life periods. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize concepts such as playful culture and playing behavior, as well as to point out the importance of playing for human development. It has been taken as theoretical background the premises from historical-cultural psychology, specifically Vygotsky's. In addition, the paper includes a report of the experience in a toy library situated in a nonprofit day care center in Florianopolis. The toy library assists approximately 150 children from 0 to 6 years-old. Through both the theoretical analysis and the reported experience, it has been conclude that the toy library is a space that promotes a fundamental aspect in children's everyday lives, and it constitutes a privileged space for producing knowledge regarding childhood and children's development

Keywords : playful culture; playing behavior; toy library; kindergarten.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License