This week we had the pleasure of learning about how to buy toys from Phil Wrzesinki. He is a 30 year veteran in the toy business. His Grandfather start the Toy House in Jackson, MI. Phil says he started "working" there as a small child. When the Toy House closed 7 years ago he went on to the National Sales Manager for Haba Toys and currently Ravensburger. He is a wealth of knowledge!
In the class, he explained different ways that children play, how they might play differently with certain toys, and when skills or lessons they can learn from play. The grandparents that attended the class were so excited and felt equipped to shop for toys that would get played with for years to come. He created a one page document that sums up his class and I think anyone shopping for children would benefit from reading through it. HOW TO BUY TOYS THEY'LL LOVE PDF.
If you want to watch his talk, you can do so here: