Toy-free play trial 英國幼兒園試行 「無玩具月」



Toy-free play trial 英國幼兒園試行 「無玩具月」


有關 「play (玩耍)」 的詞彙


How long did this toy-free trial last?


It’s playtime at this nursery in Bristol – magnets, metal, and imagination.


Prof Paul Howard-Jones, University of Bristol
Well, I think that’s fascinating because that’s not a toy that’s designed for a child to use. So it’s actually quite difficult for Aida to dislodge the bit of metal from the magnet. She’s learning skills of dexterity that she might not learn with a toy that was designed for a two year old.

保羅‧霍華德—瓊斯教授          布里斯托大學

Here shells, boxes and shiny envelopes are allowed. But these aren’t, and were locked away in a cupboard for a month.


Matt Caldwell, Ilminster Avenue Nursery School
There were some of the older children at the end of the month who said “We really would like our trains back” and our purpose was never to deprive the children, so of course they had them back after the month, but two year olds – they don’t want any of this back at all. And I’d also says it’s interesting what you’ve picked up because you’ve got a female queen and a very male, muscular superhero. Gender is something that can be reinforced through toys.

馬特‧考德威爾          伊爾明斯特街幼兒園

Having observed the children for the one-month trial earlier this year, staff here say that 75 per cent of the two year olds used more imagination in their play.


In one three-year-old class, more than half used their imaginations differently. And in another group, between a quarter and a half of boys communicated more imaginatively.


So, this is the nursery with very few toys. Although they will play with anything else, including BBC camera equipment!

這就是一個幾乎沒有玩具的幼兒園。不過孩子們除了玩具什麼都玩,包括 BBC 的攝影器材!


nursery 幼兒園,托兒所

imagination 想像力


deprive 搶走,奪去

gender 性別


The toy-free trial lasted one month.