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The Best of What’s Around: The Spring 2014 Parents’ Choice Toy Awards

The Best of What’s Around: The Spring 2014 Parents’ Choice Toy Awards

The Parents’ Choice Toy Awards for Spring 2014 are live!

Come see all of the terrific toys, perfect puzzles, and great games that won awards this year.

Time Shift Your TV – Little girls, pink weapons

Time Shift Your TV – Little girls, pink weapons

Little girls like pink things, and little boys go for blue, brown and camouflaged. That’s the traditional thinking, and that’s how it often appears in the toy aisles. Girly items there. Boyish items here.

Making your Mark

Making your Mark

Do you have a budding artist at home? Or a careful calligrapher who loves to write their letters just so? The Strong National Museum of Play is holding a contest inviting the general public to put their own personal, playful stamp on the museum’s wordmark. […]

The Secret (Inner) Life of Toys

Sculptor Jason Freeney imagines and constructs what the inner workings of much-loved toys could be if they were real. His intricate designs take inspiration from human and animal anatomy, whichever applies most accurately to the toy he’s depicting. In an interview with Smithsonian.com, he describes how […]

Living Math

Living Math

Regular, unstructured play is important for kids. But there are those times when kids can use a little inspiration. Parents can help by giving old toys new life with purposeful play and a little bit of living math thrown in. It’s a great two for […]