Games Literacy

Affordances of playful objects

Your group has been given a toy. As a group, play with this thing and discuss:

  1. What kinds of play does this toy afford? Try and find several.
  2. How does the toy signify that these affordances exist?
  3. How does the toy signify playfulness? What makes it look like it's for play and not for work?
  4. Are there any constraints that prevent it from being played with the wrong way?

Sit tight, we'll discuss our findings as a class.