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Towards a more Accessible World of Play

10 September 2020
Towards a more Accessible World of Play

Catherine Naughton, Director of the European Disability Forum and jury member of TIE’s Play for Change awards, speaks to us about her experience of judging the Play for Change Awards and about what the toy industry can do to better serve children with disabilities. The European Disability Forum is a platform which brings together representatives…

Why making time for play is so important to children’s wellbeing

21 April 2020

Child development expert Dr Amanda Gummer has spent 20 years analysing the toys, games and activities that truly make a difference to how children engage with the world. Dr Gummer is a judge in the Future Skills category at this year’s Play for Change Awards, organised by Toy Industries of Europe. We asked her about…

This is how the toys of today are making a better tomorrow

24 March 2020

Around the world, parents are facing unprecedented new challenges. With millions of children now home from school because of the coronavirus, we are in uncharted waters when it comes to helping youngsters continue their educational development, as well as encouraging their creative play. Home learning activities with an element of fun are invaluable not just…

Toy Industries of Europe to award toy makers for their societal impact

30 January 2020

The first Play for Change Awards will celebrate toy makers that improve the future for children and the planet.