“Starting in classrooms, tomorrow’s leaders can learn about toy safety and the world around them. Together we can unite America’s children to help save lives and make their world a safer place.”
W.A.T.C.H. developed a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) school curriculum called Toys, You and The Real World. The goal of the program is to teach children in elementary school classrooms, through cooperative learning, how to develop the critical thinking and participation skills necessary to become responsible consumers in a consumer-oriented society.
Based on children’s interest levels in toys and the amount of time children spend playing with them, toys were chosen as the medium from which children could be introduced to world matters. This broad based civics oriented curriculum teaches children how to express their opinions and to have confidence in the belief that their voices can make a difference. Toys, You and The Real World has been successfully piloted in various school districts throughout the United States.