Toy Library History
Yes, Toy Libraries do exist!
Toy Libraries Support Families By:
According to the International Toy Library Association, the general benefits of toy libraries include:
"Interactive play between parent and child helps to strengthen the parent-child relationship.
Children have a safe place to meet and socialize with other children.
A child's self confidence increases with each toy enjoyed and mastered.
Toy librarians ensure that children experience very positive adult-child interaction, something which is often lacking in families due to the stresses of modern life.
Children learn important social skills like sharing and turn-taking.
Resilience is strengthened as children learn to accept losing a game and having to make compromises in group play.
Educational stimulation with special focus on foundation skills for literacy, mathematics and scientific thinking for young children whose families are living in poverty.
Early intervention with graded toys for children with special needs."