Perceptual-Motor Challenges in Children’s Toy Play

Karen Adolph, Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Brianna Erin Kaplan & Jaya Rachwani
Some toys (e.g., popular Lego and Duplo bricks) require specific motor actions to be used as the designers intended (interlocking the bricks). However, little is known about how children learn the designed actions of toys and whether perceptual-motor requirements interfere with play. We observed 91 12- to 60-month-old children and 20 adults playing with six Duplo bricks. Children showed a developmental progression from non-designed exploratory actions to interlocking bricks into flush towers to constructing multiple...
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