Seeing that many educational toys available today are focusing too much on the toy itself and not the play possibilities it generates, this thesis attempts to put the importance back on the activity of play. It proposes to bring play back to the basics by focusing mainly on face to face interactions. This thesis discusses toys or playthings that help develop creative and social skills in children through parent-child oriented play. This is done through the encouragement of pretend play and storytelling as the basic activities.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Toys--Design; Play environments--Design; Child development; Parent and child; Storytelling ability in children; Blankets--Design
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Zagarra, Monica, "The Blanket: Play for social and creative development" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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