Symbolic creativity in play activity: a critique on playthings from daily life objects to toys

  title={Symbolic creativity in play activity: a critique on playthings from daily life objects to toys},
  author={Nilüfer Talu},
  journal={International Journal of Play},
  pages={81 - 96}
  • Nilüfer Talu
  • Published 2 January 2018
  • Art, Psychology
  • International Journal of Play
ABSTRACT Play is an essential activity for children’s development. Children play with daily life objects as well as toys. Daily life with its various objects and practices provides a real freedom for discovery and self-realization. Children celebrate this value through symbolic creativity that flourishes in various play practices, such as symbolic object use, storytelling, animation in special modes of virtualization and actualization, construction with everyday mathematics and puzzling for… 


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