The European Commission has published its evaluation of the EU Toy Safety Directive (TSD), claiming its effectiveness is deficient in several points, in particular on chemicals. Links to the final report and the executive summary. The European Commission’s report : Evaluation of the benefits and the costs generated by the Toy Safety Directive: a supply side analysis, […]
Toys are an important ingredient of play and are therefore invaluable for children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. Although play differs from culture to culture and generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctive, essential part of growing up. Anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is a record […]
TIE’s brochure on The Toy Sector and Intellectual Property Rights.
Over 99% of the almost 5,000 toy companies in Europe are SMEs, which play a key role in Europe’s economic fabric, particularly in rural areas where most toy companies are located. Approximately 88% of these companies are micro enterprises with less than 10 employees. In the light of these numbers, SMEs’ interests are at the […]
TIE’s Facts and Figures Brochure includes important information about the toy sector in Europe.
Study by Jeffrey Goldstein on the contributions of play and toys to child development.
Dr David Whitebread, from the University of Cambridge, carried out a literature review on behalf of TIE about the value of children’s play, including a series of policy recommendations. The full report can be downloaded through this link.
TIE commissioned Jeffrey Goldstein, Ph.D in the Ultrecht Univeristy, to carry out a literature review on the role opn play in children’s s development health and well-being. The report can be downloaded here