Today is the Easy-Bake Oven’s 51st anniversary! With over 30 million ovens sold to date, and about 13 different models sold since 1963, there’s bound to be one that best represents you. Let’s find out!
For over 50 years and 30 million ovens sold, the Easy-Bake Oven continues to provide generations of children with the delight of serving up miniature culinary concoctions. However, due to the advent of more energy-efficient light bulbs, the toy oven has been force to stray from its original incandescent light bulb roots.
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A recent story by Laura Bliss on the CityLab website pitches Play-Doh as a logical choice for inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum and blended learning approach that has become a working mandate in many schools in the United States.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.
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Is Play-Doh the next big thing in the educational toy market? In this article from The Atlantic’s CityLab, I contributed insight about how and why Play-Doh’s value as an educational toy is not so farfetched.
Milton Bradley launched Simon in 1978 at the infamous Studio 54 in New York City.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
A recent study from the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School illustrates a direct correlation between using computers for entertainment purposes and the development of computer skills that are transferable to more “productive” computing tasks.
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Most famous for their plastic model kits of classic Hollywood monsters, New York-based Aurora Plastics Corporation also produced a series of licensed models based on other characters from movies, television shows and comic books in the 1950s and ’60s.
Is it a toy, math puzzle or logic game? When it comes to the Rubik’s Cube, the answer is a definitive yes to all three questions. Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik, the cube recently hit mid-life crisis status and celebrated its 40th birthday.
A light bulb creates an environment by its mere presence.
Alejandro Bustos of apt613.ca interviews me and takes a look at Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.