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Time to Play
The Time to Play magazine is an e-magazine resource of the latest toys and games, children's books, electronic games, family movies, sporting goods, and “all things play.” Before writing independent reviews, compiling “top” lists, and filming weekly spotlight videos, they investigate and play with...
Toy Industry Association
The Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA) is a private, not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City, New York. It was founded April 21, 1916 as the Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc. The Toy Industry Association represents more than 535 manufacturers and importers who account for 85%...
Global Toy News
Richard Gottlieb, a known authority on the “business of play” and CEO of Global Toy Experts, created the blog Global Toy News because he felt there was a need “for serious (and sometimes playful) commentary on the toy industry.” His commentary has ranged from exploring controversial issues and...
National Farm Toy Museum
Claire Scheibe, co-founder of the magazine Toy Farmer, and Dave Bell, president of ERTL Company, a producer of farm toy replicas, joined forces to create a farm toy museum in Dyersville, Iowa. Together they approached Dyersville Industries, Inc. (DII) Board of Directors about creating the National...
Tonka Corporation
Tonka Corporation began in 1947 as Mound Metalcraft Incorporated. Founded in Mound, Minnesota by Lynn E. Baker, Avery Crounse, and Alvin Tesch, they first manufactured hat, tie, and shoe racks as well as gardening tools. That first year, Edward C. Streater of Streater Industries, Inc. approached...
Richard Louv
Richard Louv (1949) is an American journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature, and community. Coining the term Nature-Deficit Disorder, his highly-acclaimed book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, was first published in...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Communicable Disease Center was formed in 1946 by Dr. Joseph W. Mountin, a “visionary public health leader.” As a branch of the Public Health Service (PHS) located in Atlanta, Georgia, the CDC originally focused primarily on eradicating malaria. By 1950 they had expanded to become a center for...
Hasbro
The Hassenfeld brothers, Henry, Hilal, and Herman, as recent Polish emigrants in Providence, Rhode Island, began selling cloth leftovers in 1923. Three years later they founded Hassenfeld Brothers, Inc. with eight family members to manufacture pencil box covers from these cloth leftovers. By 1929,...
Play and Playscapes
Joe L. Frost, EdD, Parker Centennial Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin, has more than 50 years experience in research and teaching. Joe Frost has authored books and articles on the subject of play, playgrounds, safety, children’s poverty, and play and child development. One of his...
Vestibular Coordination
The vestibular system is the parts of the brain and inner ear that process the sensory information involved with controlling eye movements and balance. The receptors located within the inner ear respond to gravity and detect motion and change of head position. They interpret speed and direction of...