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Everyone has a story about how they played as a kid. Sometimes people describe original games they created with other neighborhood kids. Sometimes the storyteller recounts how non-toys got recruited... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Global Toy News
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Kids often use play to explore adult roles, and toy and game makers are only too glad to produce playthings that tap into that behavior. I've thought a lot about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Global Toy News
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The Game of Life and playing cards have had a good week as they became the latest inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong in Rochester,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Global Toy News
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Excitement is building as we lead up to this year's induction of new toys into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The toys in this year's slate of 12 nominees... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Global Toy News
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As a kid, my summers included family camping trips, excursions to the amusement park, and Fourth of July fireworks. But those were the landmark events that punctuated the extended freedom... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Global Toy News
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If you haven’t already picked up a card or a gift, I’ll just remind you that Raggedy Ann is celebrating her 95th birthday this year. While her figure may not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Global Toy News
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I feel pretty lucky to work at Strong National Museum of Play. When I was going through museum school, I never dreamed I’d wind up at the home of the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Global Toy News
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