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2014-07-02 12:28:49

It seems that children's toys get recalled everyday due to safety concerns. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses an article that provides tips to parents and caregivers for toy safety. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Top 10 Tips for Toy Safety" published by Everyday Health. This article discusses several tips for parents and caregivers who...

2014-06-26 08:34:03

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easy to get carried away with the idea that the increased availability of technology, broadcast programming and digital content has radically changed the make-up of children's playtime and altered overall habits for device usage and media consumption. Although this is true in some respects, many of the conventional pastimes of children - sports, reading and traditional games such as board games, jigsaws, construction toys and dolls,...

2014-06-16 08:29:24

Global awareness campaign highlights product safety around the world OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada is joining governments from around the world to highlight product safety and related issues during International Product Safety Week 2014, from June 16 to 20. This year's theme is button battery safety. Each year dozens of children in Canada visit emergency rooms after unintentionally ingesting button-type batteries. These small, coin shaped batteries that power many...

2014-06-16 08:25:40

Company Known For Innovative Toy Franchises Unveils Holistic Entertainment & Licensing Strategy At Licensing Expo VAN NUYS, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGA Entertainment, the world's largest private toy company, today revealed its new strategy to attract more licensing partners. The company, which has been shifting its focus over the past few years from creating toy brands to developing family entertainment franchises, has invested in new talent to focus exclusively on licensing....

2014-06-05 08:25:50

As the First Founding Partner of the 2014 USA Games and Sponsor of the Games' Law Enforcement Torch Run, Toys"R"Us Furthers Its Ongoing Commitment to Children of All Abilities WAYNE, N.J., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games just over a week away, Toys"R"Us(®) employees throughout the tri-state area in stores, its headquarters in Wayne, NJ and its distribution center in Flanders, NJ are ready to #CheerOnAChampion helping Special...

2014-05-22 08:35:57

Three Developmental Learning Toys Receive Parents' Choice Awards for Educational and Play Value CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced three of its products were recognized by the prestigious Parents' Choice Foundation, marking the latest accolades for the company by top toy and parenting organizations this year. The Parents' Choice...

2014-05-19 23:00:42

Canoodle Toy by Serranoventions (pool noodle building sets and accessories) can now be found at Bass Pro Shops, Meijer stores, Leslie Pools and Toys R Us in addition to Brookstone.com, Amazon.com, Groupon and others. Canoodle Toy is Serranoventions' first retail toy in its 2014 assortment of quality made in the USA products offering consumers a "new and never before seen option" in multiple product categories from wellness products to toys and everything in between. Miami,...

2014-05-14 23:07:01

K’NEX: Innovative Engineering @ Play Exhibit Features More Than 48,000 K’NEX Parts Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company committed to Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to announce the launch of the K’NEX: Innovative Engineering @Play exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The exhibit will be on display in Terminal A-West, post-security, and is accessible to ticketed passengers through October 2014. A talented team...

Babies Recognize Real Objects From Pictures As Early As 9 Months
2014-04-30 14:05:37

Royal Holloway, University of London Babies begin to learn about the connection between pictures and real objects by the time they are nine-months-old, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of South Carolina. The research, published today in Child Development, found that babies can learn about a toy from a photograph of it well before their first birthday. "The study should interest any parent or caregiver who has ever...

2014-04-15 20:22:10

SARASOTA, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you get successful billionaires to play like children on national television? Build forts with the Fort Magic fort building kit, of course! Fort Magic founder and Director, Erika Pope, will pitch her business to ABC's "Shark Tank" investors in an episode airing Friday, April 18(th) at 9:00 p.m. EDT. She will be attempting to gain a partnership and investment to take her educational toy company to the next level....


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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