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Dollhouses — A toy intended to teach caring living with disabled people in society

BANGKOK, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A Chula Faculty of Education lecturer has developed an educational toy that instills a sense of compassion in children while teaching them how to live peacefully with the elderly and disabled in society.

Dollhouses – A toy intended to teach compassionate living with disabled people in society

The dollhouse was developed by assistant professor Pornthep LerttevasiriArts Education Division, Department of Art, Music and Dance Education, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University instill empathy and foster maturity in children ages 3-6, so they can live happily with others.

Social Simulation

The dollhouse is unique in that the dolls represent various forms of disability, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, etc., and are equipped with devices used in their daily lives with realistic mechanisms in MDF (Medium Density Fiber Board) is safe for children. Developed based on world-class, award-winning research, the dollhouse and dolls are made with patented joints and locking systems, making them realistic and interesting to play with.

The pleasure of living together

The toy set comes with a basic manual on the importance of living together with people with disabilities and the elderly, as well as how to use the devices and provide appropriate assistance, for example when of crossing the road.

play not preach

Asst. Professor Pornthep stresses that parents and teachers should read and understand the basic manual, which contains methods, advice and equipment information to help people with disabilities be able to adapt the information into fun games for children.

Parents or teachers can let their children play with the dollhouse alone in an imaginative way, but adults and children should spend time and learn together. It’s lifelong learning that comes with age-appropriate fun.

The disabled do not need sympathy, but understanding and help in the right way. The dollhouse is fun for children while learning to help the disabled, use equipment, and most importantly, how to coexist with the disabled and the elderly.

Those interested in the dollhouse can contact Asst. Teacher. Pornthep, Art Education Division, Department of Art, Music, and Dance Education, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn UniversityTel +662-218-2565 extension 5601.

For more information visit https://www.chula.ac.th/en/highlight/74200/