ALTERNATIVE TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS OF A SÃO PAULO INTERIOR CITY

ABSTRACT Play is a creative action that can contribute to child development. However, changes decreased the opportunities to play. The objective of this study was to build alternative toys with alternative materials to children in nursery and preschool to amplify possibilities to play in the school. Step a) workshop with 26 teachers; step b) station of alternative toys with children's participation. In the workshop, there were dialogues among the teachers and the production of 38 toys. At the station, preschoolers got more benefits than babies as the fathers of the babies hold them most of the time. Play options were amplified and it also brought motor experiences. Alternative toys can be used in pre-school as an option that provides fun and favors the development of skills.