Why is this toy appealing to a child in this age group? 4. Would a parent select this toy? Why or why not? 5. Would you select this toy to use with a child in this age group? Why or why not? 

Consider both the instructions included within this study guide and also in the assignment’s video (link to http://videos.pennfoster.com/index.html?vid=46445842 49001) this graded project, you’ll research the guidelines for selecting safe and developmentally appropriate toys for all children ages birth to eight years. Then, you’ll select three specific toys you believe to be safe and developmentally appro- priate for children of a selected age group, and will explain the appropriateness of the toy as you answer a series of questions about each toy.

You’ll provide all of the requested information and answer all of the questions.

Part 1

Research the appropriate guidelines for selecting toys for young children. This information is available on the Internet and in many early childhood publications. Then, write a short essay of 300–350 words summarizing many guidelines regarding toy safety and developmental appropriateness. You’ll likely wish to include at least fifteen guidelines in your essay.In your essay, you must include in-text citations in APA for- mat to indicate where the information originated from.

Exams received without proper in-text citations and a References page in APA format will be considered plagiarized, and a grade of 1% may be awarded. Ensure you are correctly citing all of your research in your essay.

Part 2

Select one of the following age groups: I 6 to 12 months

I 1to3years

I 3to5years

Select three toys you believe to be safe, developmentally appropriate and educational for a typical child within the age group you’ve selected. For each of the toys, provide responses to the following questions using fully developed sentences and paragraphs:

I Provide the full name of the toy, and the name of the manufacturer. If you wish, you may also include an optional image of the toy.

I Provide a detailed description of the toy in your own words. Use 5-7 sentences to indicate, for example, the size of the toy, the materials it’s made from, it’s purpose, how it is cleaned and sanitized, how it is played with, how it is stored, its typical purchase price and where it can be purchased, and other information you wish to share.

Then, answer each of these questions in its own fully-developed paragraph:

1. Why is this toy developmentally appropriate for a child in this age group?

2. Why is this toy educational? What can children learn by playing with this toy?

3. Why is this toy appealing to a child in this age group? 4. Would a parent select this toy? Why or why not?

5. Would you select this toy to use with a child in this age group? Why or why not?

6. Is the toy safe for young children? Why or why not?

7. What hazards could you anticipate with this toy? How can you prevent the hazard from happening?

Writing Guidelines

1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, size 12. Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. (Times New Roman or Arial are recom- mended fonts.

2. Include a Title Page in APA format to include your full name, the name and number of this exam, the name and number of this course, and the date. Refer to the assign- ment’s video for a sample image of the Title page.

3. Read the assignment carefully, and include all of the necessary information. Be sure to cite all of the websites and articles you use.

4. Include in-text citations in your essay, and a References page; use APA format for both.

5. Review the important information and additional guid- ance in the assignment’s video (link to http://videos.pennfoster.com/index.html?vid=46445 84249001)

6. You’re invited to attend any optional Open Office Hours for ECE130 (link to this registration site: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/862917873518 5381121

To learn how to cite sources in APA format, please attend any “APA Citations in ECE” optional Open Office Hour (link to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ rt/7034308535224581633)

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