When Play-Doh first hit store shelves in 1956, it was offered in three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow.
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.
Break out your Ronco Pocket Fisherman and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
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.
Get ready to book a return flight on the invisible jet and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
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.
People continue to do some amazing things with Lego and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Wink reviews books that “demonstrate what paper books can do”. I’m honoured that Light Bulb Baking made the cut!