Toy Pollution: What Do We Know About Toys and Early Relational Development?
This webinar is hosted by Center for the Study of Social Policy
Toys are ubiquitous in the lives of many infants and young children and often bring great joy to parents and caregivers as they use them for engaging, stimulating, and entertaining their young children. These shared interactions and experiences are foundational to human development and future wellbeing. At the same time, we are increasingly aware of the potential developmental risks to infants associated with too much individual screen time, TV, or even video toys. So, as we advance our knowledge, perspectives and research about infant-parent interactions and foundational relationships, it is worth considering the benefits and risks of toys in the development of early relational health and future wellbeing.