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2013-08-28 23:19:55

Kids II® received 13 design awards across several categories in Graphic Design USA magazine’s premier showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers, the 2013 American Inhouse Design Awards. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Kids II® recently received 13 design awards from Graphic Design USA magazine’s American Inhouse Design Awards. The American Inhouse Design Awards are given annually to inhouse designers, marketers and communications professionals who bring top-level...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
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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