Virtual ICPHSO Symposium Addresses Global Product Safety Issues

The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held its 2021 Annual Symposium virtually from February 22 through February 26, offering the 550 who attended best practices and resources to help companies understand requirements and ensure product safety compliance in the ever-changing global marketplace.


Reminder: Toy Association Annual General Meeting on March 10

The Toy Association is reminding members to register for its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be conducted virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).


Spotlight Your Toys in The Genius of Play's Spring Influencer Campaign

This spring, The Genius of Play is teaming up with six social media influencers to demonstrate the six benefits of play that contribute to raising a well-rounded child through an Instagram campaign.


Toy Fair Everywhere Attracts Top Retailers with 24/7 Model

On February 13, Toy Fair Everywhere, the B2B e-commerce platform connecting toy buyers and sellers, moved to a 24/7 model and is already garnering the attention of major retailers.


Genius of Play Ambassadors Spotlight: 7 Days of Play's Michelle Savett

Toy News Tuesday editors discuss with 7 Days of Play's Michelle Savett, as a Play Ambassador for The Toy Association’s Genius of Play initiative, how important play is to her work and her own family’s approach to learning.


Deadline Approaching for Genius of Play Ambassador Program

Are you a toy professional who wants to help promote the benefits of play for all ages? If so, The Genius of Play invites you to apply for The Genius of Play Ambassador program.


Trend Hunter Report Offers Innovative Retail Solutions’s latest free monthly report for Toy Association looks at how brands continue to pivot amid COVID-19 and seek out new digital solutions, alternative offerings, and ways to reposition their products and services.


74 Percent of Parents Use Play to Help Kids Fight Loneliness During Pandemic

New research commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll revealed seven out of 10 parents are concerned COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on their children’s social and emotional growth and development.


#ToyFairLife Taps into Spirit of the Toy Community

Over the past week, the toy community has taken to social media to share their favorite Toy Fair New York moments of the past, proving the passion for play — despite the lack of a physical show — is alive and well.


Toy Association Announces Top Toy Trends of 2021

After a historic year that saw U.S. toy sales skyrocket with millions of families stuck at home, The Toy Association today unveiled the top toy trends that are expected to drive industry sales in 2021.


Toy Association Announces 2021 Toy of The Year Award Winners

Play professionals and toy fans from around the globe gathered virtually today to honor the year’s most outstanding playthings and inspiring individuals at The Toy Association’s 21st annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Proceeds from the TOTY awards program support the charitable work of The Toy Foundation.


Toy Fair Dallas Exhibitors: Face-to-Face Events Return in October 2021

Applications are now being accepted to secure exhibit space for Toy Fair Dallas and reunite face-to-face with your toy industry colleagues from Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7, 2021.


#ToyFairLife: Celebrate Toy Fair & The Industry

The Toy Association is inviting the global toy community to come together during what would have been Toy Fair New York – February 13 through 16 – and help us throwback to the best Toy Fair memories of the past.


Genius of Play Ambassadors Spotlight: PlanToys’ Rudy Valenta

To help spread awareness about the many proven benefits of play, PlanToys' Rudy Valenta recently became a Play Ambassador for The Genius of Play. Toy News Tuesday editors chatted with Valenta about what play means to him – and why it was important to become an ambassador for this cause.


The Genius of Play Committee Joins Power Kid Podcast for Play Discussion

Members of The Toy Association’s Genius of Play committee joined the Power Kid Podcast for daily chats last week about the benefits of play and how play has informed their own work in the industry.