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Toys that Inspire Mindful Play And Nurture Imagination

The highest scoring toy was:

Plastic animal figurines

Animal Kingdom Mega Pack Playset
by Animal Planet

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  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
    Co-Investigator: Julia DeLapp
    Student Research Assistants: Stefanie Dominguez, Nicole Green, Dominique McLean, Amanda Terenzi
    Study Support: Emily Parsons (student)

  • View a transcript of the 2017 TIMPANI video.

    Producer/Scriptwriter: Julia DeLapp
    Director: Ken Measimer
    Videographers: Ken Measimer, Sean Leser
    Editor/Production Assistant: Ayla Heald (student)
    Production Assistant/Videographer: Jess Marciante (student)

  • See NBC News Connecticut story about the TIMPANI study.

    Watch a 2-minute news video about 2017 TIMPANI Toy Study Press Conference. (Videography and editing by Ken Measimer and student Ayla Heald, see video transcript).