TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) is a national group of educators who are deeply concerned about how today’s children’s entertainment and toys are affecting the play, learning, and behavior of the children in our classrooms.
This Guide was prepared by the Steering Committee of TRUCE. Special thanks to the students in Professor Bartolini’s “Issues in Early Care and Education” class at Wheaton (MA) College for their invaluable contributions to this Guide.
This annual review helps parents choose toys that promote healthy play and avoid toys that undermine it. In this age of technology, media, and marketing directly to children, it is especially important to make informed toy choices.