About Me

Teach and Toys is an online source for teaching our children. Teach and toys believes that children can be able to learn things when they are playing. Researches looked at the impact of peers, teachers, families, and classroom and home environments on play interactions. But few researches have looked at the effects of individual toys on play activities. This is surprising, since about 90 percent of preschool children’s play in the United States involves a toy. So, Teach and Toys conducts an annual researches in which we observe children playing with a variety of toys-nominated by teachers, parents, researchers, and even children—in a free play setting. We code children’s use of the toys in three areas, using a coding instrument that we have developed: thinking/learning/problem solving, social interaction, and creativity.