Maria Costa, Management Committee Member of LUDI COST, presented Project LUDI, Play for Children with disabilities, outlining its main objectives, the activities carried out up to now, and the main results, in the Toy Business Forum at Spielwarenmesse, on 31 January of this year.
LUDI was described as an excellent example of a European Project related to a new trend in toys and games, which is called “Just For Fun” in the Trend Gallery. This trend is highly coherent with the LUDI Position Statement “Play for the sake of play”, which was presented at the IPA Triennial Conference at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in September 2017.
LUDI and its objectives were very well received by the audience because it is not focused on creating materials for rehabilitation or therapy, but on toys and games for all children, including those with disabilities, to have the most fun possible!!!
Spielwarenmesse took place at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre (Germany) from 31 January to 4 February. The event has 2,902 exhibitors (toy companies) from 68 countries, and more than 71,000 trade visitors from 129 nations. It is the most important toy fair in the world.