It's a child observation paper the research have to be 4-5 pages observation and research paper (TIMES NEW ROMAN, Font 12, Double-Spaced, APA Format). The aim of this paper is to complete one observational exercise, gather all pertinent data, and analyze and discuss your findings in a cohesive and thoughtful essay. You must categorise all you gathered data and come to one main argument that you will prove throughout your essay. For example, you could try to prove that the rules and regulations of playground games replicate or simulate the larger world of adult politics, but on a smaller and more contained scale.
Gender in a Children’s Toy Store
Go to a local toy store to gather data. Walk through the aisles, observing boys’ and girls’ toys and games.
Take detailed notes about the following (your notes will be graded!):
Can you detect a boys’ section and a girls’ section? How do you know which is which?
How do the toys in the boys’ section and girls’ section differ? (Pay attention to the number of toys,
types of toys, content of the games, etc.) Take very detailed notes!
How are the toys in the boys’ section and girls’ section similar? Take very detailed notes!
What sorts of interactions with other children do the boys’ and girls’ toys encourage? (For example,
competition or cooperation? Independence or dependence? Emotional intimacy or distance?)
Which toys (boys’, girls’, or both) are designed for active play? Which seem to encourage passive play?
What sorts of cultural values do the boys’ and girls’ toys encourage?
For what sorts of adult roles do the boys’ and girls’ toys prepare children?
In your paper, be sure to explain what store(s) you visited, as well as the general patterns to the questions above. Also, provide specific examples of toys or games to help illustrate your descriptions. Equally important, you need to explain how your findings relate to the topics discussed in the readings and in class. Your paper should be no longer than 5 typed pages. Turn in your detailed notes along with your paper.
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