Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
International Diversity of Toy Libraries
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2214-3032
1992 (English)In: Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, ISSN 0271-1214, E-ISSN 1538-4845, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 528-543Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This survey describes the types of toy libraries found throughout the world. The descriptive study is based on a questionnaire and information material from 37 countries and on personal visits to some countries. The survey shows that there are more than 4,500 toy libraries in the world in 31 countries on all continents. Four major types of toy libraries emerge: (a) community-oriented toy libraries; (b) lekotek for children with special needs and their families; (c) toy libraries as a cultural, social, and recreational center; and (d) toy lending libraries. Twenty-one countries have adopted the ``lekotek'' concept. The lekotek provides services for young children with special needs and their families. The original lekotek concept assumes a model of early intervention where the needs of the child and the family are central. Assessment and intervention are carried out in collaboration with the parents. Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) fit well into the frame of the lekotek concept. Examples of how programs at lekoteks service families of young children with disabilities are given.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1992. Vol. 12, no 4, p. 528-543
Keywords [en]
play, toy libraries, diversities among countries
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144089DOI: 10.1177/027112149201200409OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144089DiVA, id: diva2:1107910
Available from: 2017-06-11 Created: 2017-06-11 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records

Brodin, Jane M.

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Brodin, Jane M.
By organisation
Department of Education
In the same journal
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 151 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf