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Development of nature friendly characters for infants and toddlers

영유아를 대상으로 한 자연친화적 캐릭터 개발 연구

  • Joo, Eun-Ryeong (Dept. of Multimedia, Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents, Dongguk University) ;
  • Chung, Jean-Hun (Dept. of Multimedia, Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents, Dongguk University)
  • 주은령 (동국대학교 영상대학원 멀티미디어학과) ;
  • 정진헌 (동국대학교 영상대학원 멀티미디어학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.18
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show development examples of nature-friendly characters and to play a guide role for various nature-friendly characters to appear by presenting nature-friendly characters setting in Korea. Three famous examples of nature-friendly characters in foreign countries and the influence of nature on infants and young children will be examined with reference to previously published papers and published books. I have confirmed that nature harmony positively affects emotions and life respect of infants and young children, the characteristics of nature-friendly characters are 1. The characters are drawn based on nature environment as background. 2. They have been beloved for story of nature conservation and love for nature, and playing in nature environment. As story setting, I suggested 1. A story of forest experience with friends 2. A story of nature observation and exploration such as playing, exploration, and explanation 3. A drawing of Korea nature environment, including grass, flower, tree, insect, etc. 4. An educational and philosophical story of life respect, nature conservation, and love for nature.

Keywords

Infants;Nature friendly characters;Dalbit_Dalgom;Peter rabbit;Moomin

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