There are lots of really great papers to dowload here:
|International journal of early years education [0966-9760] Smirnova yr:2011 vol:19 iss:1Character Toys as Psychological Tools need to get through libry when sort library card out.http://www.flowerfeelings.com/contact.htmInternational Play association conference web site:http://www.ipa2011.org/home|
Rémi Leclerc, from the Hong Kong Toy Design Lab sounds like a useful dude as far as psychology and children’s products are concerned, he presented at the Design and Emotion conference.
Paper: Character Toys: Toying with Identity, Playing with Emotion
Shaping the Toys to Come – from the World’s Production Hotbed Toy Design Lab, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: firstname.lastname@example.org
mit (web.mit.edu/sp.778/www/Documents/Lecture2.pdf ) This is a lecture given at MIT about the emotional needs of children and how they relate to toy design.
It introduces the Play Pyramid and how different toys develop different qualities in children.