This year’s top ‘toys of value’ named by U.S. educators

National American organization Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE) announced on Wednesday the results of its “2011-2012 Annual Toy Selection Guide” naming this year’s top ‘toys of value,’ Relaxnews reports. This year’s Annual Toy Selection Guide released November 16 by TRUCE highlights a number of toys which “support healthy play” and can be used as “guidelines for making purchasing decisions.” This year’s ‘toys of value’ selected by TRUCE promote five key areas which TRUCE argues combine to form ‘healthy play:’ these key areas are: ‘dramatic play,’ ‘manipulative play,’ ‘game playing,’ ‘creative arts’ and ‘physical play.’

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