My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Lisa Lohiser and Corinne Eggleston from the Fisher-Price Play Lab to the show to talk about the best developmental toys and the role they play in Early Childhood Development. They discuss their top picks for baby and toddler gifts this Christmas, and how to engage with your child to get the most out of every play session.

When it comes to the best developmental toys for kids, they take a trip down memory lane to revisit the Fisher-Price toys from the ’80s, exploring how and why toys have evolved over the decades and which iconic toys are still standing the test of time today.

Lisa and Corinne also unveil their new Play Programme in partnership with Family Action, why it’s an important resource for new parents, and where they can access free support, tips, advice and information on play and child development.

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Lisa Lohiser, Ed.D, Manager of Early Childhood Development Research, Fisher-Price Play Lab

Lisa is an experienced Early Childhood Educator and Researcher with a passion for the power of play in the early years. She believes that parents and children playing together in a meaningful way helps children develop essential social, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

At Fisher-Price, she conducts observational research with infants & toddlers, provides curriculums & resources and advises on educational trends & age grading. Lisa is a trained facilitator & moderator and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Early Childhood Education. Her areas of expertise include Early Childhood development & learning, creativity & creative problem-solving, learning through play, language development, parent-child interactions, facilitation, and age-grading.

Corinne Eggleston, Ph.D, Associate Manager, Early Childhood Development Research, Fisher-Price Play Lab

Corinne is an Early Childhood expert with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and Early Care & Education. Corinne is skilled in Pre-Service Teacher Education, Early Childhood Development, Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, and Learning Disabilities.

Corinne has strong business development professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Elementary Education from University at Buffalo.

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