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2013-08-28 12:40:58

Giving children simple chores can help them learn responsibility and independence from an early age and ease the transition to adulthood, said a developmental pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine. "We have some evidence that shows that when children are given simple chores at an early age, it teaches them independent living skills that will help them adapt to adulthood," said Dr. Adiaha Franklin, assistant professor of pediatrics - developmental at BCM and a physician in the Meyer...

2013-08-25 23:01:18

During the Spectacular Summer Weekend Blowout event, Filtersfast.com offers a complimentary Soak & Seek Kids Pool Toy from Melissa & Doug, with any purchase of a pool or beach toy. Customers can also receive F-R-E-E Shipping this weekend with any purchase over $99.00 from the Filters Fast website, while supplies last. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of water filters and air filters, continue their Spectacular Summer Weekend...

2013-08-22 23:19:50

Officially Licensed Building Toys by K’NEX Will Allow Kids to Build & Play in the Plants vs. Zombies™ World Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Plants vs. Zombies™ fans will soon be able to build and play with characters from their favorite game with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®. PopCap Games (a division of Electronic Arts), creator of the popular gaming franchise and K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, are...

2013-08-01 23:02:09

Initial Success Moves Company Into Production of Second Line of Toys Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 What if a child could design stuffed animals by mixing together favorite animals? Thanks to Genetipetz and its new toy design contest, now children can. Genetipetz invites kids of all ages to participate in a design contest to create the next line of mixed up, super-soft, loveable and huggable stuffed animals. By partnering with their fans, Genetipetz will create a whole new line of...

2013-07-29 23:19:54

Grant Will Support Toy Design Department with Student Scholarships, Curricular Development, and Toy Industry Association Memberships Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Funding will support scholarships for Toy Design students and curricular enhancements to Otis’ internationally recognized Toy Design program. “The Toy Industry Association is pleased to know...

2013-07-29 23:03:37

Toy & Game Inventor Camp Takes Place in Toronto July 29-Aug 2, 2013 at Story Planet & MakerKids. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toys and entertainment company, is proud to announce it is the Title Sponsor of a Toy and Game Inventors Camp which takes place in Toronto from July 29 – August 2, 2013. The camp is being presented in partnership with Story Planet, MakerKids and Young Inventor Challenge. Spin Master will help kids...

2013-07-24 23:19:47

The world’s first natural talking robotic toy has launched, to the delight of children and adults everywhere. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 According to Co-founders Ashley Conlan & Karsten Flügge, “When we were growing up, we loved robots that talked in movies and TV shows, and we felt good about seeing the magic they created. Now we have managed to create a great prototype that we feel will revolutionise how children interact with their toys and how adults think of artificial...

2013-07-09 23:19:36

K’NEX looks to expand e-commerce to advance its popular brands in the Chinese market. Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Export Now (http://www.exportnow.com), a one-stop online platform that helps U.S. companies tap the growing market demand for their products in China, today announced the launch of online retail for K’NEX Brands (http://www.knex.com) on China’s Tmall.com business-to-consumer website. One of the world’s most popular lines of children’s construction toys,...

Latest Toy Reference Libraries

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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