ERIC Number: ED448857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Toy Action Guide [and] Media Violence and Children: A Call to Action! 2000-2001.
TRUCE: Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment, West Somerville, MA.
Play is essential to children's healthy development and learning, and toys are the tools of children's play. Noting that parents are constantly faced with decisions about what toys to buy and what toys to avoid, this guide is intended to help parents promote their children's creative and constructive play by making informed choices about toys, and by working with other adults at home, school, and in the community to promote positive play and toys. Sections of the guide delineate: what parents and other adults can do; choosing toys of value; toys and toy trends to avoid; making shoe box gifts for hours of creative play; and media violence and children. This media violence section includes an action guide with guidelines and resources. (HTH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Children, Childrens Games, Mass Media Effects, Parent Role, Play, Television Viewing, Toys, Video Games, Violence
TRUCE, P.O. Box 441261, West Somerville, MA 02144. Web site: http://www.wheelock.edu/truce; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TRUCE: Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment, West Somerville, MA.