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  • Easter egg hunt: Little toy soldiers

     
    by Mark Silva If you're looking for an alternative to the annual Easter Egg roll at the White House, the folks at Brave New Films have one: An Easter-day hunt for eggs containing little toy soldiers and serious questions about......
  • Nostalgia for food-related toys

     
    How many of you had a toy oven growing up? Hold up your hands now. I loved mine so much, but looking back on it I can't remember how the tiny cakes actually baked. Surely the toy ovens weren't electric?I......
  • Boys Love Cars, Even as Infants

     
    Researchers at City University in the United Kingdom put a ball, toy car, teddy bear and doll a few feet away from 90 children and watched which toys they played with and for how long. Boys overwhelmingly preferred the ball......
  • Lessons of the Samuel Burgos toy gun Broward school expulsion

     
    It's nice that the Broward school district has lifted the expulsion of 8-year-old Samuel Burgos for inadvertently bringing a toy pellet gun to elementary school. It's not so nice that it took nearly a full year for officials to do......
  • Everybody Loves The Hess Truck

    Everybody Loves The Hess Truck
    The annual Hess Truck hits stores today!  This collectible is a no-fail holiday hit, year after year.  Good luck finding one for your child! *************************** Excerpts from a press release:   The 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor can be...
  • Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'

    Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'
    I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic!  Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
  • Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters

    Toys R Us Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters
    Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters. According to the press release from the CPSC: The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.  This recall involves...
  • Speaking Up To Strangers Who Offend

    In between the learning, there were a number of grade school pranks my classmates and I would play at Whittier Elementary in Waukegan, Ill. — like writing something clever on a small piece of paper, sticking tape or paste on the other side and...
  • Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik

    Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik
    Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
  • Annoyingly talented

    Annoyingly talented
    You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...
  • Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment

    Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment
    Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely. How do we address this? -- S.R., Atlanta, GA A: If the behavior is new,...