Tech Savvy: Why toys that teach still can be enjoyable

School shopping and all thing back to school has begun as yet another school year is set to begin, and with that comes the typical bonanza of buys such as backpacks, pencils, clothes and lunch boxes among other things as kid prepare to hit the books for yet another nine months. Let the learning begin. And as far as learning goes for kids, one

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Toying Around: Do toys and aggression really link to violent behavior?

An age old discussion as it relates to toys, games and anything else you buy for your child that is going to, good or bad, elicit some sort of psychological and potentially physical response, is whether or not that toy is appropriate and won’t trigger some sort of violent affect as a result of the purchase. For the longest time, parents and watchdog groups

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Realistic Representation: Why Mattel makes good with improved Barbie

Mattel is one of two main toy manufacturers (the other being Hasbro) that is experiencing newfound success with a brand of toy that has been around for years. For the longest time, Barbie was the one element of Mattel that made this toy company relevant. Barbie was a blonde bombshell that every girl wanted to be like and have as an at home toy.

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