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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,...

2014-03-12 23:04:23

Build & Play in the Titanfall™ World With Officially Licensed Building Toys by K’NEX Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 One of the most highly anticipated video games of 2014, Titanfall™, has been transformed from onscreen play to building sets with new licensed building toys by K’NEX®. Respawn™ Entertainment, creator of the game set to release in March 2014, and K’NEX, the only U.S. construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, are pleased to...

2014-03-04 23:03:08

mombo Play™ Toy Bar turns lounge time into playtime. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 In another why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment, Comfort & Harmony introduces an enhancement for its mombo™ nursing pillow, the Comfort & Harmony mombo play™ Toy Bar that turns lounge time into playtime. The new Toy Bar attaches to the mombo, and its two dangling plush toys entertain babies as they lounge. “Nursing pillows in general are seen as ‘just for mom’ items, but mombo is great for the...

2014-03-04 23:02:37

A swing with personalized entertainment styled for contemporary homes kicks off new collection. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Ingenuity™ introduces a new in-home product for baby which features smart-device connectivity in conjunction with the new Emerson fashion. The InLighten Cradling Swing™ offers parents the option to use their smart devices to customize music and pictures, along with lights and an electronic mobile with plush toys, to entertain baby. “Ingenuity...

Kids Benefit More Playing With Boxes Than With Expensive Toys
2014-03-03 15:12:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys to children help them be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting. Based on long-term research by scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the new study found that simple, common objects given to children during recess and lunchtime can minimize sedentary time by 50 percent, improve...

2014-02-19 12:27:25

Little Tikes® and Lalaloopsy® Stand Out Across Major Sales Category NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGA Entertainment announced today that the company's leading brands were top ranking in 2013 according to The NPD Group, a global market research company and industry authority for market size and trends. Based on 2013 point-of-sale data, products from the Little Tikes and Lalaloopsy families dominated some of the biggest toy categories in the U.S. industry last year. "While we always...

2014-02-18 08:28:32

Go! Go! Smart Animals(TM) Combine Traditional Play with Modern Technology NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, is expanding its best-selling and acclaimed Go! Go! Smart Wheels® product range with an assortment of 14 new playsets and vehicles, plus a storage case. The product line is also "going wild" with an entirely new extension - Go! Go! Smart...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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