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Table 3 Categories of learning materials by child age groupa (N=30)

From: Assessing the play and learning environments of children under two years in peri-urban Lima, Peru: a formative research study

Category Examples of toys 6–11 mo.
(n=10)
n
12–17 mo.
(n=10)
n
18–23 mo.
(n=10)
n
Total
(N=30)
n (%)
Cuddly toys or role-playing toys Stuffed animals, dolls, action figures 9 8 7 24 (80.0)
Motor activity toys or equipment Bat, ball, rattle, rocking horse 9 7 6 22 (73.3)
Simple hand-eye coordination toys Ball, rattle, marbles, stones 9 7 6 22 (73.3)
Push or pull toys Wooden cart, box with string, shoe with string, swing 5 9 6 20 (66.7)
Toys for literature and music For infant: rattle
For toddler: book; cup and spoon to make sounds
8 4 7 19 (63.3)
Learning facilitators Mobile, table and chair, highchair, play pen 4 7 6 17 (56.7)
Complex hand-eye coordination toys Blocks, jigsaw puzzle, clay toy 4 4 4 12 (40.0)
Movement facilitators Hand-made wooden walker, kiddie car, tricycle 5 4 0 9 (30.0)
  1. aBased on spot-check data; categorized according to the “Learning materials” domain of HOME-IT