toy analysis paper

Humanities

Hillsborough Community College

Question Description

Analysis of Children’s Toy/Game and Influence on Development

Complete an analysis on a children’s toy or game based on the cognitive development and either the physical or psychosocial development of infants, toddlers, or middle childhood. Pick a single toy or game in your house, at a store, or online and provide a description and image (as an appendix) of the toy/game. The toy selected must be suitable to answer all the questions and requirements of this assignment.

Indicate the target age range is for the toy/game. Is it gender specific? Does the manufacture make any claims

about the toy/game? Provide a description of how the toy/game meets a child’s specific cognitive and either

physical or psychosocial needs. Apply developmental theories to support the information you present.

Lastly, recommend at least one modification to improve the toy/game and explain how this would enhance at

least one of the areas of development (physical, psychosocial, cognitive).

Requirements:

  • 2-3 pages of content (Content pages do not include the title, references pages, appendix)
  • Minimum of 1 reference – textbook or scholarly source published within the last five years
  • APA format including cover page, in-text citations, and references page

Rubric:

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescription of Toy/game

10.0 pts

Exemplary/High Proficiency

Provides a thorough and comprehensive description of toy/game selected including all of the following: intended age range, gender, functionality, and rules/requirements if applicable. Includes an appropriate image of selected toy (as an appendix). (Up to 10 pts)

8.0 pts

Accomplished/Proficiency

Provides an adequate description of toy/game selected and includes most of the following: intended age range, gender, functionality, and rules/requirements if applicable. Includes an appropriate image of selected toy (as an appendix). (up to 8 pts)

6.0 pts

Developing/Some Proficiency

Provides a limited description of toy/game selected and includes only a few of the following: intended age range, gender, functionality, and rules/requirements if applicable and/or includes an appropriate image of selected toy (as an appendix). (up to 6 pts)

5.0 pts

Beginning/Limited Proficiency

Does not provide a description of toy/game selected and/or includes one or none of the following: intended age range, gender, functionality, and rules/requirements if applicable. Does not include an appropriate image of selected toy (as an appendix). (0-5 pts)

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePhysical OR Psychosocial Needsview longer description

threshold: 30.0 pts

30.0 ptsThoroughly describes variables that influence physical development or psychosocial factors related to selected toy/game including many supporting theories. AND Information presented is well supported by established milestones from the text or scholarly source.

25.0 ptsAdequately describes variables that influence physical development or psychosocial factors related to selected toy/game including some supporting theories. AND/OR Information presented is somewhat supported by established milestones from the text or scholarly source.

20.0 ptsProvides a limited description of variables that influence physical development or psychosocial factors related to selected toy/game including limited supporting theories. AND/OR Information presented is somewhat supported by established milestones from the text or scholarly source.

15.0 ptsDoes not provide a description of variables that influence physical development or psychosocial factors related to selected toy/game and does not include supporting theories. AND Information presented is not supported by established milestones from the text or scholarly source

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCognitive Needsview longer description

threshold: 30.0 pts

30.0 ptsThoroughly explains the cognitive development influence of the toy/game selected. AND Information presented is well supported by established theoretical framework(s).

25.0 ptsAdequately explains the cognitive development influence of the toy/game selected. AND/OR Information presented is somewhat supported by established theoretical framework(s).

20.0 ptsProvides a limited explanation of the cognitive development influence of the toy/game selected. AND/OR Information presented is somewhat supported by established theoretical framework(s).

15.0 ptsDoes not provide an explanation of the cognitive development influence of the toy/game selected. AND Information presented is not supported by established theoretical framework(s).

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeModifications

20.0 pts

Exemplary/High Proficiency

Recommended modification is thoroughly presented with details and supported by several theories. AND Thoroughly explains how the modification would enhance the child’s development in at least one of the 3 areas (physical, cognitive, psychosocial). (up to 20 pts.)

17.0 pts

Accomplished/Proficiency

Recommended modification is adequately presented with some details and supported by at least one theory. AND/OR Adequately explains how the modification would enhance the child’s development in at least one of the 3 areas (physical, cognitive, psychosocial). (up to 17 pts)

13.0 pts

Developing/Some Proficiency

Provides a limited explanation of modification with few details and/or supported by at least one theory. AND/OR Provides a limited explanation on how the modification would enhance the child’s development in at least one of the 3 areas (physical, cognitive, psychosocial). (up to 13 pts)

12.0 pts

Beginning/Limited Proficiency

Does not provide an explanation of modification. AND/OR Does not provide an explanation on how the modification would enhance the child’s development in at least one of the 3 areas (physical, cognitive, psychosocial). (0-12 pts)

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format and writing

10.0 pts

Exemplary/High Proficiency

Effective writing with professional language throughout. Follows rules of grammar and punctuation and spelling is correct. Proper APA formatting (font size, margins, in-text citations, reference page, title page. (10 pts.)

6.0 pts

Accomplished/Proficiency

Language is mostly professional, and writing is somewhat clear and comprehensive. Minimal errors with grammar and punctuation. Spelling is correct with minimal typos. Some minor errors with APA formatting throughout. (up to 6 pts)

3.0 pts

Developing/Some Proficiency

Language is somewhat professional and/or has multiple grammar, spelling, or mechanical errors and/or many APA formatting errors throughout. (up to 3 pts)

0.0 pts

Beginning/Limited Proficiency

Excessive grammar, spelling, or mechanical errors. Lacks proper APA formatting (font size, margins, in-text citations, reference page, title page, etc.) (0pts)

10.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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