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The Friday Five: Ben Drury

Ben Drury is the CEO and co-founder of Yoto, an audio platform created specifically for children. In this edition of The Friday Five, Drury talks about the role of storytelling in the lives of children and the company’s new partnership with Disney and Pixar.

National Cartoonists Day

National Cartoonists Day on May 5 was established in 1990 by the National Cartoonists Society.

Where’s the Fun From? – Crayola Crayons

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the origin story of how Crayola crayons came to be and how their maker, Binney & Smith, grew to make 12 million crayons a day!

Tyco Dino-Riders Mini-Comics

When Tyco’s Dino-Riders toy line launched in December 1987, a miniature comic was included with each of the dinosaur toys.

Electronic Plastic

The Electronic Plastic website pays tribute to the consumer electronics video game craze of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The Rock Flowers from Mattel (1971)

Released in 1971 by Mattel, The Rock Flowers were Barbie-like fashion dolls that appealed to a generation of children fascinated by flower power, rock music, and the lively fashion styles of the times.