The Toy Industry Association and the Toy Industry Foundation have produced a wide range of resources for parents, grandparents, educators and families on everything play related. The guides shown below provide tons of great info and tips for fun and safe play, a workbook for grandkids and grandparents, and shopping tips for children with special needs.

Fun Play Safe PlayFun Play, Safe Play (PDF)

Play is the great equalizer as this real-life example demonstrates. Every child instinctively knows how to play, and adults of all ages can still play too, especially since the benefits of intergenerational play are exponential.

The purpose of this brochure is to inform parents and caregivers of the important role they have in choosing safe and appropriate toys for their children. The text introduces the importance of play and appropriate adult role-modeling, provides an age-by-age guide to selecting toys, and offers ten simple steps to fun and safe play.

Also available in Spanish: Juegos Divertidos, Juegos Seguros (PDF)

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Play is Forever: A Playbook for All AgesPlay is Forever: A Playbook for All Ages (PDF)

When younger and older generations play together, there are opportunities to build relationships and make positive connections, stimulating creativity and personal development. This ‘playbook’ brings generations together for fun! The activities on its pages will help kids of all ages make up stories … compare your likes and dislikes … swap secrets … share a favorite toy … and find other ways to become closer each time they play together.

Also available in Spanish: Jugar Es Para Siempre: Un Cuaderno para Todas las Edades (PDF)

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Let’s Play: A Guide to Toys forChildren with Special NeedsLet’s Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs (PDF)

Every day, parents ask professionals for advice on buying toys for their children. Often, shoppers are wary of buying toys for special needs children. However, selecting a toy for any child begins with two steps: first, learning what the child is interested in, and second, assessing his or her skill level. 

Let’s Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs is a helpful educational tool designed to assist with this selection process. After reviewing this guide and doing your homework, we encourage you to visit toy shelves (both online and at your local retailer) and sample the great products designed to excite, engage and enthrall your child.


More than a quarter million copies of these brochures have already been distributed to individuals, doctor’s offices, hospitals, schools, youth-related businesses and organizations like AARP, Boy Scouts of America, Easter Seals/United Cerebral Palsy Development Center, Head Start and the National Library of Congress. Join this crowd of informed readers!


There is no minimum or maximum order though copies of certain materials may be limited or no longer available.