Is your child getting the most from playtime?
A child's ability to play is more than fun and diversion; play is critical for his or her emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual growth, and teaches everything from social skills to critical thinking. For the developing mind, learning to play is paramount: Learn to expand your child's ability to be playful, and increase PQ.
Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. Toy, has dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating toys, games and children's products. She offers special advice on which types of toys and games to buy for baby to older children and how to best use them. She also provides play pointers, child development principles, and many useful resources.
Fourth Edition on Sale Now
The completely revised Fourth Edition of "Dr. Toy's Smart PLAY / Smart TOYS", is an unique, comprehensive guide to help parents select and use the best toys and games for developing "Play Quotient" (PQ) and expanding a child's playfulness. The book assists parents in navigating toy and play options, offers tips on evaluating toy safety, and suggests innumerable diverse activities. The book identifies educational and age-appropriate toys, important craft supplies for playtime and offers hundreds of useful ways to make play a life-long and nurturing experience. A great addition to the library of anyone who cares about children! This book is a valuable resource for parent, grandparents, teachers, toy store personnel, toy designers and anyone in the toy industry! The book has been published in 12 countries.