The Center for Early Childhood Education is now accepting nominations for the 2011 TIMPANI Toy Study. The study examines and researches how preschool children play with different kinds of toys. The study:
- Helps preschool teachers make good decisions about what toys to put in their classrooms
- Gives parents information about the kinds of toys that help children learn the most
- Helps researchers understand how children's play with toys contributes to their development
The Center is currently seeking nominations from teachers and parents for toys to include in the 2011 study. Nominated toys will be reviewed by a panel of specialists and then studied and rated using a scientific instrument. The toy that receives the highest score will be announced in the Fall of 2011.
To nominate a toy or obtain more information on the TIMPANI toy study, visit: www.easternct.edu/cece/timpani.html.