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2012 TIMPANI Toy Study Results



Research credits

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

Student Research Assistants: Marley Koschel, Jamie Vallarelli, Jenny Wolff

Research Coordinator: Julia DeLapp

Advisory Committee: Claudia Ahern, Patricia Gardner, Anabelitza Lozada, Dr. Darren Robert, Amy Tyler


Video credits

Producer, Author: Julia DeLapp

Director: Ken Measimer

Editor/Videographer: Sean Leser (Eastern student)

Student Production Assistant: Lauren Bedard

Studio Support: Paul Melmer, Lisa Curtiss

Student Studio Assistants: Justin Bedard, Josh Propfe, Chereese Miller


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 2012.


Results of the 2012 study

The 2012 TIMPANI toy study was completed in August of 2012. The toy that earned the highest ratings was:

DUPLO Bricks

by LEGO Group



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


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