READ FIRST– The following resources give an overview of object play and the type of toys that support children’s learning and development.
- Read “Object Play” (pp. 11-14) in The Power of Play: A Research Summary on Play and Learning by Dr. Rachel E. White for Minnesota Children’s Museum (~9 minute read)
- What Makes a Good Toy? Lessons Learned from 10 Years of the TIMPANI Toy Study by Eastern Connecticut State University (~ 6 minutes)
CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn more about constructive and object play.
- It’s Time for Play! Building Forts by Head Start ELCKC (~ 6 minutes)
In this video, learn about the simple materials children can use to make forts and the developmental benefits of this type of constructive play.
- TIMPANI Study by Eastern Connecticut State University
Here you will find a selection of videos where you can learn about the results of this work each year of the TIMPANI Toy Study.