Rainy day playtime doesn’t have to be such a drag for kids anymore, being stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. 

The trend experts from the Toy Industry Association (TIA) have come up with some terrific indoor play suggestions from games and puzzles to arts and crafts and science experiments, there is something for everyone! 

In the following link Adrienne Appell, spokesperson for the TIA, highlights some of these great toys and games. 

The desire for playtime is universal.

Though play differs from culture to culture, generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctual, essential component of human development.

Recent scientific research suggests there is no better pastime for a child than playtime. Much more than simply entertainment, experts consider play to be a child’s work—the primary way in which children learn about themselves, others and their world.

Given the many benefits of play, parents and caregivers naturally want to make the most of it for their children—to choose appropriate toys, encourage positive play experiences and, above all, ensure safe play. The information presented by The Toy Industry Foundation will help you do all that, and more.

The Toy Industry Foundation’s videos about the powerful world of play teach parents, caregivers and children about the joy and countless benefits derived from toys and playtime.

Visit www.ToyInfo.org for more information and videos.

Pat Wyman

 Pat Wyman is the founder of HowToLearn.com and a best selling author. 

She teaches at California State University, East Bay and is known as America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert. She helps children and adults solve learning problems with her Amazing Grades Study Skills System and is an expert in learning styles. 

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