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Asbestos Found in Crayons and Toys

When you give a child crayons to color with or a crime-scene fingerprinting set to nurture his or her inner investigator, the last thing you probably consider is that these toys may be harming the chi…

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Mattel Apologizes For Inept Computer Engineer Barbie

The supposed mission of Mattel's "I Can Be" Barbie book series is to empower girls to realize their career dreams. Hence the uproar over "I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which shows the iconic doll str…

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How To: Upcycled Activity Box for Toddlers

This homemade toddler activity box took minutes to put together, was totally free, and entertains my son Darrol to no end! What is it about toddlers and the changing table? My baby boy refuses to sta…

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Winning Gender Equality: How Our Childhood Toys Play a Huge Role

One big sister took on the toy industry to fight for gender equality, because her brother Gavin was embarrassed to play with an Easy-Bake Oven. Four-year-old Gavin loved cooking, and honestly I thi…

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13 Surprising Uses for Rice

  Rice isn't just for dinner! This staple is a multi-purpose wonder: it keeps your feet warm, it rescues your fancy electronics, it does difficult cleaning jobs, and even keeps your pet entert…

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Are Legos Now Too Commercial?

Man, I loved Lego as a kid. Those little toy plastic bricks from Denmark were the building blocks of my childhood. I had a huge wooden chest with an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes that served…

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Do You Miss Toys from the Past?

My sister had an Easy Bake Oven. You remember that miniature play oven the size of a shoebox that baked whatever you put in its incandescent belly, all with the help of one light bulb? Well, when my s…

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Is ‘Breast Milk Baby’ Too Sexual For Kids?

Some dolls cry. Others pee. Most drink from bottles. But a new baby doll from Spain breastfeeds. It's hard to find in US toy stores, however, in part because stores are afraid of alienating customers …

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Buckyballs Go Bye-Bye (and Other Small Things to Avoid Swallowing)

Really, everyone has some sort of story from childhood that involves ingesting some small inedible thing that they should have kept far from their mouth. I have a relative that, as a young child, stuc…

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Yoga Teacher Barbie: Empowering or Ludicrous?

There has been a lot of Internet buzz this week about the new Yoga Teacher Barbie now found in Target stores. This doll disturbs me in so many ways. First, it trivializes and misrepresents yoga. In Am…

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