TRUCE PUBLICATIONS ABOUT
TOYS AND PLAY
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truce play boxes
(Released October, 2017)
Play Boxes contain collections of small, familiar, inexpensive items that are organized around a play theme, such as Vehicles, Office, Baby, Gardening, and Collage. These items are presented in an appealing way and are contained, conveniently, in a box. This TRUCE Guide suggests several Play Box themes, lists items for each theme, and also mentions what children will learn by playing with them.
TRUCE PLAY AND TOY GUIDE
(Released March, 2017)
This guide will help parents and educators promote children's creative and constructive play; work with others at home, school, and in the community to support positive play; and make informed choices about toys.
TRUCE GUIDE FOR USING CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO
(Released August, 2016)
Children's books, from old favorites like Where the Wild Things Are and Cat in the Hat, to brand new ones like How to Share with a Bear provide a wealth of ideas to promote children's play.
One-page flyer, describing "The TRUCE Guide for Using Children's Books to Promote Play"
2016 TRUCE TOY GUIDE
This annual review helps parents choose toys that promote healthy play and avoid toys that undermine it. In this age of technology, media, and marketing directly to children, it is especially important to make informed toy choices.
"TRUCE FAMILY PLAY PLANS: ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO PLAY TOGETHER IN THE MEDIA AGE"
Article in Child Care Information Exchange (May-June, 2015) by Dr. Diane Levin and Blakely Bundy
"TIME MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE
OF SUSTAINED PLAY IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT"
Article in Child Care Information Exchange (July-August 2016) by Dr. Diane Levin
INFANT-TODDLER PLAY, TOYS, & MEDIA ACTION GUIDE
Learn what's best for infants (0-12 months) and toddlers (12-36 months)