Dr Amanda Levido is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child at the Queensland University of Technology. She has an interest in how children and young people develop media literacy through both classroom and their everyday media experiences. She is also interested in how digital technologies are used for learning and media production. Amanda also has a background as a media teacher and researcher in schools.
ArticlesIntroduction Wooden toys have been a staple in many family homes. Even LEGO's iconic plastic building blocks had humble beginnings as wooden toys (Lauwaert). Arguably, the materiality of wooden toys evokes normative feelings of nostalgia for a simpler past, where the uncomplicated nature of the wooden product provided the space for all sorts of imaginative play. It is through this...Read more