- Paperback: 364 pages
- Publisher: Regent Press; Fourth Edition edition (September 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587902753
- ISBN-13: 978-1587902758
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,385,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Toy's Smart Play/ Smart Toys Paperback – September 1, 2014
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Shows how critical is the time spent playing with children This is the right book to understand and appreciate the importance of play. If you only find one book on play, make this it. Suzanne Arms, Author,
As a pediatrician, mother of twins, and toy inventor, I respect the comprehensive, interesting, fact-filled sensible advice Fabulous book! Jennifer Canter,MD Inventor
Valuable insights any parent should consider when selecting toys suitable for positive play experiences. insightful, in-depth look at value of play and needs of children. Lisa-Marie Arneson M.A., Therapist
Believe in the power of play. Delightful insight why play is so important to a child. Every parent should read this book. Virginia Davis Journalist,
Dr. Toy's long, thoughtful immersion in the world of play and toys has established her as the premier authority for this often difficult combination. She "gets it" that the best use of toys is for them to serve as an extension of a child's own imaginative play drive. Smart Play/Smart Toys is of inestimable help to parents as they struggle to make good choices Stuart L. Brown MD, Founder and President, The National Institute for Play and Author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
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This is a comprehensive guide to help parents and others select the best toys and games for developing the child's "Play Quotient" (PQ), and helps the child and adult make the most of play experiences from baby to older child and for a lifetime.
"Many people think play is trivial, but it isn't," said Dr. Toy. "Play is vital for the developing mind because it allows children to extend their imagination, creativity, resourcefulness, social interaction, problem-solving, physical skills, and resilience."
The new updated book helps parents navigate the thousands of toy and play options available, offers tips on how to evaluate toys, safety, and provides 200 activities that enhance the PQ and much more. In addition, it identifies a wide range of learning, fun and age-appropriate toys and games, important craft supplies for playtime, and suggests hundreds of ways to make play a life-long, growing and nurturing experience.
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