Each month, ToyInfo’s trends team invites an expert in a play-related field to share his/her thoughts about different aspects of play, as well as some useful tips for parents and caregivers. Get in-the-know — see what they had to say!

Baby Proofing Isn’t Child’s Play
ToyInfo’s editorial team asked Julie Vallese, safety expert at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and, to share some advice on how parents and caregivers can ensure that their baby’s play area is safe.
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Back to School: How Play can Complement Classroom Learning
ToyInfo’s trend team asked Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times; Jenn Choi, the blogger behind Toys are Tools; and Stevanne Auerbach, a leading play expert known as Dr. Toy, to share some thoughts on how toys and play can help support kids’ classroom learning, and what caregivers can do to encourage educational play.
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Spring Break Travel Fun … Before You Get to Your Destination
ToyInfo’s trend team asked Serena Norr, the managing editor of the popular blog MomTrends, to share some tried-and-true play tips for keeping the kids engaged and entertained during your next family adventure.
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Physical Play and Your Child’s Health: Be Active, Be Happy, Be Healthy
ToyInfo’s trend team invited Dr. Shelly Glick Gryfe, a psychologist and research consultant specializing in children’s products and health care, to share some thoughts about the importance of physical play and how it helps children be active, happy and healthy.
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Trends in Traditional Toys and Digital Playthings
ToyInfo’s trend team recently sat down with Dr. Michael Cohen, a developmental psychologist, market researcher and expert in the field of children and play, to talk about the value of traditional toys and digital playthings, and how they’re evolving.
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