It's time well spent to teach your pup what toys are for chewing and which ones to be gentle with. Apart from anything else, it isn't good for a dog to ingest things like squeakers out of plush toys, not to mention the mess if they rip them apart. Supervise play and redirect to something "legal" when the pup turns destructive, and don't leave anything lying around you want to protect.
Puzzle toys like balls they roll to get treats are a good distraction. Teaching the pup the name of toys engages his brain and can be useful both for play and practical uses, like finding something for you. Teach "pick it up" as a generic term, and you can then progress to retrieving items by name.