TOYS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRE-SCHOOL AGE CHILD IN OYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF EKITI STATE
The study is an investigation into the role of toys in the development of pre-school age children in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State four (4) town were sample for the study. A well structure questionnaire was used to gather data form the selected towns while the outcome of the response obtained from the field of investigation was analysed using simple percentage method. The study shows that role of toys have developed pre-school age children in Oye Local Government Area. The study also reveals the cause of low development of pre-school as a result of lack of toys in Oye Local Government Area. Above all, some recommendations were made to solve these problems.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of Contents
List of Table
Background of the Study
Statements of the Problem
Significant of the Study
Delimitation of the Study
Definition of Terms
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Population of Study
Validity of Instrument
Reliability of Instrument
Method of Data Analysis
ANALYSIS OF DATA AND DISCUSSIONS OF FINDING
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
Restatement of Problems
Summary of the procedure used
Implication of the Study
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 General Homes
Table 2 Farmers Homes
Table 3 Traders Homes
Table 4 Teachers Homes
Table 5 The sex of Pupils
Table 6 Number of Children
Table 7 The age on which toys are introduced
Table 8 Difference between the child who is given toys and the others
Table 9 Toys play an important role in the development of the pre-school age child
Table 10 Comments on Toys
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BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Most parents have great dreams for their children. They want them to be happy and successful in their home and lives, but they know that inspite of the folk music, wishing will not make it so in question they ask is “what will make it so” or more answerable what will help make it so?”
This essay tries to give us something that are likely to help. There is no guarantee, but latest research in child development strongly suggest that there experience.
Expressing the other way around, we can now say that if certain kind of experience are not provide for a baby during the first three years of life, the chances of his reaching the intellectual potential was born with are probably reduced.
David Smiton (1970) says that “if you take two babies born with equal natural gifts and leave one to lie in his cot for hundreds of hours staring enjoyable and intellectually stimulation play the second baby will build and advantage that will pay off in school and throughout his life”.
The bright side of what research has to tell us is this. The most helpful sorts of experiences for child are not only easy for parents to supply, but are great fun for both parent and child and they have all sorts of added benefits as side effects.
Playing with toys will help the child develop basic skills such as focusing the eyes, co-ordinating the eyes and hands, distinguishing differences among almost identical objects. Skills that will have an immediate reward in fun and later reward in the ability perform more complicated jobs such as reading and thinking.
In addition, baby will learn that learning is enjoyable; he will get satisfaction not only from activity itself, but also impart to the child some basic fact about himself and the world around him. The sooner will have a confidence that is essential to many aspects of life, but in particular to the inclination to explore that is to learn.
Another great benefit of the use of toys can be the way it builds in you a sense of joy, love and accomplishment with your child. You have a feeling of participating so much more in growth, rather than just observing with it immediate excitement and in the long run a much riches store of memory.
Those toys are a curriculum. This is not a set of lesson plans, but suggestion and ideas for enhancing development.
There are many ways to provide experiences there are not fixed tasks and no notion that if your child does not progress smoothly, page, he will be doomed. The basic principle is that you should provide him with many interesting opportunities to learn, to explore, to interact with you.
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Playing with toys is as important to normal development as other things like food, clothing and shelter.
The child starts playing very early with his fingers and his mother’s body or any person, thing they could come in contact with. As the child grows, he reaches out for other objects to play with. Here come in the need for joy. In other words toys can important role in the development of the child.
As the child plays with toys he learns grows and develop at the same time. For instance, parents seek to aid giving toys that can make the exploratory action more effective since such toys contributes more to the movement of the child.
Playing with toys helps the child more in constructive tendency. Every child enjoys making things just for fun of doing it is important to note that skills learnt during the early childhood play do along was not only to forming foundations for muscles skill, but also developing favourable attitude for work of similar nature as grows older. Constructive toys like modeled shovels and plastic buckets, large crayons and clay block are of vital importance to pre – school age.
At age 1 to 3 years until the child goes to school, every child enjoys imaging that he is some one else doing something he has heard about in stories for in the pictures in dramatizing as different characters the child learns the mode of dressing tone of speech in which their parents interest in it has declined over the years rather than when just wooden doll was been given to the child to play with. Parents count lesson toys in recent years, which should not be. There should be changes and improvement on the use of toys in the development of the child.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
About the declining nature of using toys personal observation from both educated and illiterate parents show that parents make uninspiring statement nature and getting lost easily. Careless attitude of most parents towards the toys would to large extent adversely affect the contribution of toys toward materials have been improvised than that in the olden days when leaves and flowers (in natural form) were given the child as toys.
However, most parents consider it as waste since the material get damaged easily if not handied properly.
The cost of toys is rather very high. Most parents could not afford it. The knowledge to be got by the child from such toys is totally absent. Since the parents have falled to provide the toys. Most toys are not durable. The nature discourages most parents from buying it for their children. Some parents have not seen toys as an important material in the development of the child and so they pay less attention to it. This adversely attract the child’s early learning most parents lack the appreciate choice of toys especially for the child.
Lack of standard day care centres affects the child play using toys. The nanny’s pays little or no regard to the use of toys.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This research is designed to:
- To find out patterns and types of toys use among respondent.
- To find out the reason for toys use and non use.
- To identify the problem a child can face without toys.
- To find out the sources for toys used are obtained.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
One of the essential matter in child development is play in which they would exercise all parts of the body and develop muscles of well.
Moreover, some satisfaction of the child could be met by play which other aspect of life cannot meet. For example, the leadership instinctive tendency could be exercised over their friends when they are together to play with their toys.
In addition, the wordless books full of pictures could be a source of learning to the child that cannot have opportunity to learn at home or in school.
In plays with toy children through experimentation, discover that creating something new, can be of satisfaction they can then transfer their discovery to the normal or real world.
In play, children create the acceptable and desirable habit from contact with member of his peer group. The child learns so many aspect of life patience sense of co-operation generosity, truth and chooses to be accomplished with desirable of friends.
Play and toys, nowadays are aspect of child’s life, which parents do not as such consider important. They do not consider the role it plays in the child’s development. The knowledges and experience one should have in the imitation, exploration testing and construction.
Play makes in – numerable contribution to the development of the child, viewing this and many other prompted the researcher to enlighten parents, guidance and other readers of he research about the functions of toys as a tool in child’s development.
- What are the reason for toys use among the children
- What are the patterns (type) of toys use among the pupils.
- Did parent provide toys for their children?
There is no significant difference between the farmer cannot provide the appreciate toys for their children.
There is no significant difference between trader provide appropriate toys for their children.
There is no significant difference between the little changes in the responses made by the trader and teachers on how they provide toys for their children.
Oye local government area has been chosen as the area of study. This local government area is located in Ekiti State of Nigeria.
Some other towns form Oye local government area. Prominent among them are Ire, Ayede, Itapa, Ilupeju, Omuo and Oye itself . (The place where the local government Headquarters is sited).
The major religion practices of the local government area are Christianity, Islamic and African Traditional Religion.
Generally, the people within the local government area are government workers, businessmen and women and some are farmers.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
ACE: Associate Ship Diploma in Education
ANALOGOUS: Similar in certain respect.
DOLL: Small model of a human figure especially as a child’s toy.
N.C.E: National Certificate in Education
CHILD PRESCHOOL: Before school
RECIPROCAL: Given or received in return
SOLITARY ALONE: Without company
TOY: A thing to play with especially by a child.
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