STEAM Initiative


Present Information Contains 30 Accredited Toys that Interact Children in Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts & Math Studying

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Toy Affiliation in the present day unveiled its “Vacation 2022 STEAM Toy Information,” which incorporates 30 formally accredited STEAM (science, expertise, engineering, arts, and math) toys. Households can now store the listing of merchandise, which incorporates hands-on toys and actions that interact children in earth sciences, engineering, coding, and extra.

Every toy on the listing has handed a rigorous analysis course of to earn an official “STEAM Stamp of Approval.” All accredited toys have met the strict standards set in The Toy Affiliation’s STEAM Toy Evaluation Framework, developed in partnership with The Good Play Information. The toys are examined by kids and consultants from The Good Play Information utilizing a scientifically confirmed technique developed by Dr. Amanda Gummer, who has a PhD in neuropsychology and greater than 20 years of expertise working with children and households.

“These curated STEAM toys are fantastic choices for folks and gift-givers looking for distinctive, instructional, and fascinating presents for youngsters this vacation season,” mentioned Anna Yudina, senior director of selling initiatives at The Toy Affiliation. “Every toy will spark children’ curiosity and open them as much as new worlds to discover, whereas supporting impartial play and age-appropriate studying targets. The listing beneath presents richly rewarding, skill-building play for youngsters as younger as 18 months previous, all the way in which as much as tweens and youths.”

The “Vacation 2022 STEAM Toy Information” is beneath (listed alphabetically by firm title):

The Toy Affiliation’s STEAM toy accreditation program was launched in 2021 in partnership with the Good Play Information, following years of analysis to determine and element particular traits of STEAM (science, expertise, engineering, arts, and math) toy for varied age teams. To study extra about The Toy Affiliation’s ongoing STEAM initiative, go to or contact [email protected].

Based in 1916, The Toy Affiliation, Inc. is the not-for-profit commerce affiliation representing all companies concerned in creating and delivering toys and youth leisure merchandise for youths of all ages. The Toy Affiliation leads the well being and progress of the U.S. toy business, which has an annual U.S. financial affect of $102.4 billion, and represents lots of of firms together with producers, retailers, licensors and others who’re concerned within the youth leisure business. Our manufacturing members account for 93% of U.S. toy and recreation gross sales driving the annual $38.2 billion U.S. home toy market. The Toy Affiliation serves because the business’s voice on the developmental advantages of play and promotes play’s optimistic affect on childhood improvement to shoppers and media. The group has a protracted historical past of management in toy security, having helped develop the primary complete toy security commonplace greater than 40 years in the past, and stays dedicated to working with medical consultants, authorities, shoppers, and business on ongoing applications to make sure secure and enjoyable play. As a world chief, The Toy Affiliation produces the world-renowned Toy Truthful; advocates on behalf of members around the globe; sustains the Canadian Toy Affiliation; acts as secretariat for the Worldwide Council of Toy Industries and Worldwide Toy Business CEO Roundtable; and chairs the committee that opinions and revises America’s broadly emulated ASTM F963 toy security commonplace.

The Good Play Information is the official accreditation physique for the STEAM Accreditation Program. Based by Dr. Amanda Gummer, who has a PhD in neuropsychology and over 20 years of expertise working with kids and households, the Good Play Information makes use of a scientifically confirmed technique to judge toys. Each toy submitted for analysis is firstly examined by the essential individuals – kids. Whereas the kids play, they’re noticed by professionals who’ve been skilled to hold out analysis with kids in a sturdy and ethically accountable manner. The toys are then evaluated by the Good Play Information’s group of consultants to make sure they meet the strict standards set in The Toy Affiliation’s “STEAM Toy Evaluation Framework.”

SOURCE The Toy Affiliation