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2011 TIMPANI Toy Study Results

Research credits for the 2011 TIMPANI study

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

Student Research Assistant: Kelly Zimmermann

Advisory Committee: Susanna Cowan, Ashlee Parks, Dr. Darren Robert

Teacher Research Review Panel: Claudia Ahern, Cynthia DeJesus, Patricia Gardner, Niloufar Rezai


Video production credits

Producer, Author: Julia DeLapp

Director/Production Coordinator: Ken Measimer

Student Production Assistants: Joan Gallagher, Kristin Chemerka


Additional information

Read more about the TIMPANI study and learn about other excellent toys for young children.

Read a press release about the TIMPANI Toy for 2011.


Results of the 2011 study

The 2011 TIMPANI toy study was completed in September of 2011. The toy that earned the highest ratings was:

TINKERTOY Construction Set




For additional information on the TIMPANI toy study, contact the Center for Early Childhood Education at (860) 465-0885.

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