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Assignment: Lifespan Development

Developmental Toys Assignment

STEP 1: Either go to a toy store or find some toys online. Pick toys that would be appropriate for each of the following ages:

  • 6 months old
  • 4 years old
  • 8 years old

STEP 2: Describe the toy and its purpose.

STEP 3: Describe both Piaget’s and Erikson’s stages of development at this age and explain why the toys you chose are appropriate for that age group. Add supporting evidence from your text. Each explanation should be in a paragraph or two between 100-150 words.

Criteria Ratings Points
6 month toy Describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 6 month olds Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 6 month olds Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental theories __/7
4 year old toy Describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 4 year olds Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 4 year olds Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental theories __/7
8 year old toy Describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 8 year olds Partially describes the toy, its purpose, and describes developmental theories (both Piaget’s and Erikson’s) that support the appropriateness of the toy for 8 year olds Little or weak explanation of the toy, its purpose, and appropriate developmental theories __/6
Total: __/20
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