Thursday, August 8, 2019

Jenn Choi, Parent Advocate

It has been a pleasure to serve parents and professionals seeking to improve the lives of children through the use of toys and tools.  This last post on this website serves as an announcement.

I had always been an active advocate for students with disabilities, especially gifted children who have disabilities (aka twice exceptional). In fact, children with gifts and disabilities have been the source of inspiration for my research in toys and tools for the past 15 years.

However, I have found another avenue to pursue my passion to assist parents of children who are exceptional in all ways.  I officially joined Special Support Services as a parent advocate in 2018.  Primarily, we offer assistance in IEP advocacy, parent counseling regarding special education, and support in the evaluation process.

My colleagues and I are available for free consultations after you complete an intake form on our website.

Again, it's been a pleasure supporting readers and manufacturers on how to make the most of the toys and tools that can leave a lasting impact on children.

You can follow me on Twitter at:  @toysastools
and Linked In at:

You can follow my community advocacy work on these sites:

Parents of Twice Exceptional Kids in New York City

Twice Exceptional Children's Advocacy   - I still give toy tips through my work at this organization, so send me your ideas!

Gifted Education Alliance in New York State

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Listen to Jenn Talk About the Power of Play

I was grateful to be interviewed by veteran toy designer and podcaster Phil Albritton. We talked about so many things!

I loved talking about:

- why video games are so successful at taking up your child's time
- why toy companies need to teach parents how to play with their kids
- the importance of monitoring children in the digital space

Press the play button to hear all of it!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What Cutting Edge Looks Like in a School (2017) at Forbes

This is my latest story at Forbes. It's all about cutting edge tools in schools.

Yes, a lot of them involve technology but believe me, it's more about just what's good for kids right now.  These tools demonstrate the kind of leadership that I find in great educators and educational institutions.