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Jan 28, 2016, 11:00 ET

Play Fair Ramps-Up Awesome Play Experiences Packed with Toys and Entertainment for Kids of All Ages

 Play Fair, presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon, is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, debuting at New York City's Javits...

Jan 26, 2016, 09:00 ET

The Genius of Play to Unveil New Spokesperson at Play Fair

 The Genius of Play, a national movement to raise awareness of play's vital role in child development, is excited to announce its presence...

Dec 14, 2015, 08:30 ET

For the Love of Play: Play Fair Brings Exciting Play Experiences to New York City

 Play Fair, a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, will welcome attendees for the first time at New York City's Javits Center...

Dec 09, 2015, 14:33 ET
Parents In The South Play More With Their Kids, Survey Finds

Parents In The South Play More With Their Kids, Survey Finds

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Kids living in the South get more playtime with their parents than children living in any other region...

Nov 17, 2015, 09:00 ET

Toy Industry Unveils Finalists for 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) kicked off the holiday shopping season today by announcing the 84 finalists for the prestigious 2016 Toy of...

Nov 10, 2015, 10:38 ET

Don't Believe The Hype This Holiday Season -- Toys Are Safe

With the holidays just around the corner, families are likely to come across misleading reports circulated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...

Oct 29, 2015, 12:03 ET

National Survey Shows Less Than A Third Of Parents Say Age Recommendations Are A Major Factor When Buying Toys

 As the holiday shopping season fast approaches, a new national survey of U.S. parents*, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Toy...

Oct 14, 2015, 09:56 ET

Toy Industry Names Disney's Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame

 The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is excited to induct Robert  A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney...

Sep 21, 2015, 10:03 ET

PLAY FAIR - "A Celebration of Play & Entertainment for All Ages" - to Unite Play Lovers, Toys & Pop Culture Fans

 Play Fair – "a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages" – will bring new and...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:57 ET

Play is Serious Business: Research Supports Play's Critical Role in Healthy Childhood Development

 A new research-backed initiative was launched today encouraging parents and caregivers across the nation to take time out of their hectic...

Mar 06, 2015, 10:29 ET
Stephen J. Pasierb Named President & CEO of the U.S. Toy Industry Association

Stephen J. Pasierb Named President & CEO of the U.S. Toy Industry Association

 The U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering...

Feb 23, 2015, 09:46 ET

112th North American International Toy Fair Grows in Exhibit Size and Scope -- Retains Position as Largest Toy Show in Western Hemisphere

New York City focused its spotlights on toys, games and youth entertainment products last week when the 112th North American International Toy Fair...

Feb 15, 2015, 18:26 ET

Top Toy Trends of 2015 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

 Creative toys that epitomize the Maker Movement, innovative "smart" playthings, and toys that make a "splash" are among the top toy trends of...

Feb 14, 2015, 10:45 ET

Hundreds of Thousands of Hot New Toys and Games Unveiled at Largest Toy Show in Western Hemisphere

The equivalent of more than seven football fields filled with brand-new toys and games were unveiled in New York City this morning at the 112th...

Feb 13, 2015, 23:00 ET

Toy Industry "Oscars®" Recognize the Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year

 Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry's best and brightest...

Feb 12, 2015, 11:38 ET

Massive Celebration of Toys and Play to Take Place this Weekend in NYC

 Hundreds of thousands of innovative, creative and skill-building toys and games will be unveiled in New York City this weekend at the 112th...

Feb 10, 2015, 09:34 ET

Toy Fair '15 Promises to be Largest Show Ever - Be the First to See Thousands of New Toys Before They Hit Store Shelves

WHAT:  Get ready for an unforgettable and fun-filled weekend in New York City! The global toy industry will gather at the 112th North...

Feb 09, 2015, 15:58 ET

Top Toy Trends for 2015 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair

WHAT:     Discover which key trends will dominate toy sales through Holiday 2015 at the annual Toy Trends Briefing,...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

Analysis Of U.S. PIRG "Trouble in Toyland" Reports Confirms Unreliable Data

 As part of its ongoing efforts to provide parents and caregivers with accurate information about safe play, the Toy Industry Association (TIA)...

Nov 27, 2014, 09:00 ET

Toy Industry Offers Facts About Toy Safety For Holiday Shopping; Corrects Misinformation About Allegedly Harmful Toys

 With parents and caregivers flocking to stores on Black Friday to begin the annual process of buying holiday gifts for the children in their...