This toy is recommended by »spiel gut« (»Good Toy«)!
What does this mean?
Since 1954, educationalists, psychologists, doctors, technicians, experts in design, chemistry, eiectronics... and parents — scientific and practical people
— have been examining and assessing toys — from babies‘ rattles to material for experimenting. They work on a honorary basis and are independent of the toy industry and retailers. Their »spiel gut« recommendation signifies that this toy has been tested with children and examined by experts with a positive result. Their criteria: play value, material, workmanship, construction, durability, design, size, quantity, quality of the instructions for playing or making, suitability for the appropriate age group...
Play and toys as educational aids?
Playing always entails learning, not by means of teaching, but on the basis of personal experience — the most effective form of learning in childhood. Physical and mental agility, social behaviour, imagination, logical thinking, planned action, powers of concentration, stamina, joy at being active and a great deal more besides, can be developed by playing, and the benefits can be seen tor the rest of the child‘s life — at work and during leisure activities, as weil as in a wide variety of other situations.
Learning to play?
But playing too has to be learned. The readiness to play, which every child has by its very nature, can only develop into the ability to play with careful assistance, stimulation and encouragement. Good toys can also help in this, but only if the abilities and interests of the child are taken into consideration when choosing a toy. »spiel gut» publications give answers to all important questions.
For more information contact:
spiel gut Arbeitsausschuß Kinderspiel + Spielzeug e.V
Neue Straße 77, D-89073 Ulm,
Tel: 073 1/6 56 53, Fax 0731/6 56 28
Home: www.spielgut.org, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org