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Toys that Inspire Curiosity About the World and its People
Toys that Inspire Curiosity About the World and its People

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Getting ready to plan your child's summer with camps every week? Read this before you do.

"Unscheduled, unsupervised, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children." The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/06/for-better-school-results-clear-the-schedule-and-let-kids-play/373144/

#creativeplay #freeplay #parenting

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Boston schools analyze Peters Projection world maps and how kids see the world. The Mercator map that has been most widely used, shows N. America and Europe being larger than reality when compared with Africa, for example. If you want to quickly compare the two maps, scroll down to the bottom of the article. From The Boston Globe ://ow.ly/vmNV30a09Ev

#geography #socialstudies #culturalcompetence #worldmap

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I can't believe this happened to me. Such a motivator to reach out to people more often. http://ow.ly/L6N7309KfuW

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Excellent words of #Irish origin: boycott, galore, hooligan, kibosh, phony, slew, slob, smithereens and gobsmacked. Try them out!
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11 1-Minute Ways to Make Your Day Better! #relax #chill http://ow.ly/s0nU309Kf7l

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I'm just back from the trade show Toy Fair where more than 1,000 toy companies show their wares to more than 30,000 retailers.

It's mind boggling to see how many options parents and teachers have when they're choosing toys for their kids. The question is though, which toys reflect the values, hopes and dreams that parents and teachers have for the future.

Last year I was interviewed at Toy Fair about Whole Wide World Toys and you can see for yourself if World Village Playsets reflects what millennial parents are looking for.

#toys #parenting #educationaltoys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbifWvCVAj4&feature=youtu.be

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Why did we add story cards? So kids who want rules can use story prompts and kids who are visual can match images. http://ow.ly/I3bx309m2cM
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How the U.S. was influenced by people of Irish ancestry. Happy #PresidentsDay! http://ow.ly/Dh5R300wApQ
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