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Child’s Play: Technology and Toys

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Hi-tech devices aren’t just for adults. The latest innovations in children’s toys are all about connectivity – Wifi, Bluetooth, AR and VR are just the beginning. On this episode, Prabu and Stephen Davis play around with the growing trends in toys and how tech is introducing our kids to new worlds and experiences in real time. They’ll also discuss the concept of fluid play and how parents can encourage their kids to embrace playing with tech in a safe and responsible way.

Note: At the time of recording, Stephen Davis was the former Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Hasbro. He is now a Partner at Still Pictures and CEO of Cowrie Entertainment.

Prabu David is provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Prior to taking on that role in 2023, David was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.