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by Mary Sisson, Kazoodles   |   May 6   |   2 Comments
Educate a man, you educate an individual. Educate a woman, you educate a family. Or community. Or nation.

Variations on this quote have been spoken by teachers, development workers and leaders around the world. It’s not meant to diminish the importance of teaching boys, but rather stress the importance of educating the next generation of women who will be the mothers that influence the generation after them.

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   May 6   |   0 Comments
When you think iconic American games, what comes to mind? Monopoly, of course!

Born out of the Great Depression, the game where you buy, sell and develop properties has stood the test of time. According to Hasbro, more than six billion little green houses and 2.25 billion red hotels have been constructed since 1935. That’s a lot of development on Park Place and Atlantic Avenue.

by Ellen Metrick, National Lekotek Center   |   April 25   |   0 Comments
Latest research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported autism prevalence in the U.S. is now 1 in 50.  Children on the autism spectrum are just like other children-- they have advanced talents in some areas and other skills they need to develop. Play provides a way for children of all abilities to feel competent in areas they excel and also build some competencies they can use. 

by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association   |   April 22   |   0 Comments
Following the enormous success of the first annual Earth Day Activity in 2008, PlanToys®, green manufacturer of eco-friendly rubber wood toys, has reached out to retailers across the country to participate in its 6th Earth Day Window Display Contest in honor of Earth Day 2013, April 22nd. Stores in over 30 states are submitting display entries for the contest. From Missouri to North Carolina, retailers will embrace the importance of sustainability and eco-mindedness with colorful window displays, games and fun activities for the whole family.

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