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For the Love of Toys: Alumna and Holy Cross Faculty Focus on the Importance of Play

January 11th, 2017 by 

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Jean Butler '88 with a batch of toys that will be donated to children in need. Photo by: Michael Paras

Jean Butler ’88, an economics major at the College and current executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation, is on a mission to put toys in the hands of kids in need worldwide. The Foundation believes — and research shows — the benefits of play are substantial, impacting children’s cognitive, social and emotional development, according to Danuta Bukatko, professor of psychology and distinguished professor of education, and Ara Francis, associate professor of sociology.

Read more in the Winter 2017 issue of the Holy Cross Magazine.

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Comments (1)
  1. Maureen Lindsey says:

    It is great when we see alumns that have jobs that are not the typical doctor or lawyer positions. Thanks for posting this piece on Jean’s job. It’s great to see what former Crusaders are doing out in the world.

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