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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....

2014-04-07 23:00:34

Random House Author of Toy Time! Cites Benefits of Different Kinds of Play to Children (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Responding to concerns of children's "tablet addiction," such as those expressed this week by the teachers' union in the United Kingdom, Toy Time! author Christopher Byrne (aka The Toy Guy(R)) has composed insights into the current state of play and guidelines on “Play that Makes Memories.” Byrne, who is Content Director for TimeToPlayMag.com, advises:...

2014-03-22 23:02:30

Educational Toy Specialists Donate $500 Gift Certificate to ‘Viral Birthday Plea’ Boy Milford CT (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 Colin Cunningham, the special-needs Michigan boy who received the gift of national friendship through Facebook to celebrate his 11th birthday, now has another benefactor in eBeanstalk.com. The educational-toy specialty company has recognized his heart-warming story with a $500 gift certificate, good for a wide array of expertly conceived and created child learning...

2014-03-14 23:24:55

Global contest promises to rewrite the future of play. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge (DevelopHer), the first annual, global challenge to design toys and games that engage girls ages 3-12, is proud to announce its launch on May 20, 2014, at The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit, held in Newport Beach, Calif. “With the goal of DevelopHer being to spur girls’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology,...


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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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