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Korean Journal of Child Studies 1997;18(2): 87-103.
우리나라 놀이감의 실태 및 어린이와 어머니의 인식 조사
A Study on Toys and Children's and Mothers' Perception of Toys
Sook Jae Lee
The purposes of this study were to investigate the quality of toys, to explore children`s and mothers` perception of toys, and to present future directions for toy manufacturers, children and mothers. The subjects were 127 6-year-old, 143 8-year-old, 151 10-year-old children and 383 mothers. In addition, 113 toys were selected for analysis. Data were gathered through both observations and questionnaires. The results showed that most toys were appropriate to stimulate cognitive development. However, for dolls, 90% of them were in the shape of Caucasions. Children who were accustomed to such dolls may develop the tendency to favor a Western aesthetic standard. War toys, such as guns and robots may provoke aggression and violence. Mothers believed that toys should be helpful for the intellectual, social and physical development of children. While mothers were not satisfied with the quality of domestically produced toys, children generally liked them.
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