ECM Approved Holiday Gift Guide-2012

It’s holiday time and it can be lots of fun (and sometimes overwhelming) picking out toys for the little ones in our lives!  A couple of things to consider before you buy:

-Is it open ended? E.g. a lego or block can become many different things whereas a pirate ship will always just be, well... a pirate ship.

-Does it encourage the child to be an active participant in the play (e.g., a doctor’s kit) or a passive bystander who sits back, pushes a button and is entertained?

Here are some ideas to get you started on holiday gift giving that encourages creativity and curiosity!  Happy Playing! 

For the TRUCE 2011-2012 Toy Guide: Toys of Value and Toys to Avoid Click Here!

-Rebecca Walsh