The BTHA in conjunction with the National Toy Council (NTC) held a conference on ‘The Value of Toys and Play’ on 24th June 2009 at BAFTA, Piccadilly, London.

Please click on the links below to see the highlights of each presentation:

 

 

 
Professor Jeffrey Goldstein – Toys and Play in Child Development
Dr Kathleen Alfano – The Creation of Toys
Professor Brian Sutton-Smith – Toys as Playful Emotions
 
Len Almond – Toys, Active Play and Health

 
Sue Ware – Play as Therapy

 
Luisa Magalhaes – Toy Advertising on Television

 
Dr Amanda Gummer – Gender-Specific Play and Development

 
Professor David Buckingham – Children’s Play in the Digital Age

 
Professor Lydia Plowman – Young Children Learning with Toys and Technology at Home