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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™

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

Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys push children to be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting.

2014-02-19 12:27:25

Little Tikes® and Lalaloopsy® Stand Out Across Major Sales Category NEW YORK, Feb.

2014-02-18 08:28:32

Go! Go! Smart Animals(TM) Combine Traditional Play with Modern Technology NEW YORK, Feb.

2014-02-18 08:27:40

Editors select top picks for creativity, fun-factor, and more NEW YORK, Feb.

2014-02-17 23:03:24

Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toy entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the iconic construction brand, Meccano-Erector, this fall at Toys“R”Us®,

2014-02-17 16:20:59

Entertainment, Age Compression, and Evolving Retail Landscape are Top of Mind in 2014, as Told to Jim Silver of TTPM, the #1 Source for All Things Play NEW YORK, Feb.

2014-02-12 23:01:23

Little Pim Founder Julia Pimsleur to Present at Walmart |Women in Toys Panel and Digital Kids Conference; Nominated for Wonder Women in Licensing & Entertainment New

2014-02-11 08:27:50

Industry Giant Continues to Redefine Playtime With New Creative, Innovative and Whimsical Toys NEW YORK, Feb.


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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.