Handmade Toy Development for Early Childhood Using Local Wisdom


This study was aimed to develop and produce toys from handmade materials for young children by the application of local wisdom. The participants consisted of young children in the kindergarten school in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. The selection was made by the purposive sampling from 10 schools, where each school selected 1 room, and each room selected 10 students. The constructed instrument used in this study was a quality assessment of the toys for young children, which was including observation and documentation. The results showed that the quality of toys for young children that made from local materials using a local wisdom was equivalent to 82.00/87.00, which was higher than the standard one (80/80). As a result of the implementation of toys by the participants founded that the young children gained more intelligence and creativity after learning with the toys, which was statistically significant difference at the level of p = <0.01. These toys stimulated awareness in the conservation of local wisdom among the young children, might resulting in maintaining local wisdom knowledge in the community to promote a new project business enterprise.

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Yaowanuch Thanam, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Human and Life Sciences

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