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Towards a hybrid future for play: integrating digital and physical experiences
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Towards a hybrid future for play: integrating digital and physical experiences

Children are growing up surrounded by technology from an early age. Smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles offer captivating experiences that can entertain, educate, and connect. In today’s digital age, where screens and algorithms compete for attention, the role of toys and play experiences may seem uncertain. At a recent TIE Playmakers’ Conversation on the future...

Harvard researchers release book on playful learning in schools
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Harvard researchers release book on playful learning in schools

Why do educators need a pedagogy of play? What does playful learning look and feel like in classrooms and schools? How do educators set up the conditions where playful learning thrives? These are the questions the newly released book, “A Pedagogy of Play: Supporting Playful Learning in Classrooms and Schools” written by researchers at the...

Announcing #PlayShapes 2022
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Announcing #PlayShapes 2022

Ahead of World Children’s Day on November 20, we asked the question “how has play shaped you?” to nine people from the NGO, EU policy and toy industry world. Their answers were insightful and immensely cheering! Check out our Twitter feed and LinkedIn to see what they said.  Play is not a luxury. Like food...

Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later
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Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later

Children who learn to play well with others at pre-school age tend to enjoy better mental health as they get older, new research shows. The findings provide the first clear evidence that ‘peer play ability’, the capacity to play successfully with other children, has a protective effect on mental health Researchers at the University of...

Family playing together
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Five toys that were an antidote to COVID anxiety

Dr. Amanda Gummer, Founder & CEO of FUNdamentally Children and Dr Gummers Good Play Guide.   Amanda has a PhD in Neuropsychology, the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and over 20 years’ experience working with children and families.  Home of the Good Toy Guide, Good App Guide, Good Learning Guide and Good Baby Guide, Dr Gummer’s...

Play – setting up children to #beactive for life
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Play – setting up children to #beactive for life

As an official partner of the European Commission’s European Week of Sport, Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) put play in the spotlight with a round table discussion to talk about play’s role in setting children up to #beactive for life. In the face of the EU’s worsening inactivity crisis, it is vital to get EU citizens...

European Commission recognises play during the European Week of Sport
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European Commission recognises play during the European Week of Sport

The fifth European Week of Sport will run from the 23 – 30 September and encourages people from across Europe to be more active. The initiative, run by the European Commission, promotes the importance of physical activity to people’s wellbeing. We are delighted that the Commission has – besides sport – recognised play as a...

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