Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 235–238 | Cite as

Toy safety and selection

  • Satomi Izumi Taylor
  • Vivian Gunn Morris
  • Cosby Steele Rogers


Toys can be used to promote children's cognitive, physical, motor, language, social, and emotional development. Safety and developmental appropriateness are of the utmost importance when selecting children's toys. Parents and teachers and other helping professionals need to teach children the safe use of toys to prevent toy-related accidents.

Key Words

toy safety toy selection toy-related accidents 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satomi Izumi Taylor
    • 2
  • Vivian Gunn Morris
    • 2
  • Cosby Steele Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family and Child DevelopmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg
  2. 2.Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, College of EducationThe University of MemphisMemphis

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