Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.
Charles M. Schulz
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.Read More
Milton Bradley launched Simon in 1978 at the infamous Studio 54 in New York City.Read More
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.Read More
Get ready to book a return flight on the invisible jet and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
People continue to do some amazing things with Lego and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.Read More
Wink reviews books that “demonstrate what paper books can do”. I’m honoured that Light Bulb Baking made the cut!Read More
Author Don Wulffson provides a light-hearted and fun take at the stories behind some classic toy inventions in his book Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions.Read More
Captain Citrus to the rescue... of orange juice and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.Read More
It is a happy talent to know how to play.
Ralph Waldo Emerson