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TechCrunch

The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille
TechCrunch
Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. The BecDot is a toy ...

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Arizona Daily Sun

NAU tech library helps those with disabilities
Arizona Daily Sun
NAU's Mountain Campus is home to the Arizona Department of Education's Assistive Technology Loan Library. The ADE library was created in 2005 with assistance from the Arizona Department of Education. This library is for schools and contains nearly 3 ...

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Cape Cod Times

Toy Library founder envisions new play space
Cape Cod Times
HARWICH — The organizers of a new Cape Cod Toy Library hope to turn a former plumbing contractor's showroom on Route 28 into a play space and educational toy lending library. The idea is to create an enriched play environment for children from infancy ...

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Detroit Free Press

Family-owned Doll Hospital starts going-out-of-business sale
Detroit Free Press
The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop started its going-out-of-business sale, which could take a couple months.

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Cinema Blend

What every parent should know about Nintendo Labo
Polygon
Again, set the expectation with your children that something is bound to go wrong and then work together to solve it when it does. If we're very lucky, the Labo will include a tutorial sheet or two. It's common practice for other STEM-based educational ...
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Nintendo Labo and the joy of physical controlsMetro
As a dad I couldn't be more excited about Nintendo LaboDestructoid

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GamesRadar

It's more than just cardboard - Here's why Nintendo Labo is another Switch masterstroke
GamesRadar
Even if you're not a Nintendo fan it's easy to see the appeal of building your own semi-educational toys. People buy those all the time without a Switch attached so adding a playable interactive element from one of the most famous manufacturers of joy ...

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CBS News

How to tame household privacy threats from toys, TVs and more ...
CBS News
FTC is cracking down on privacy threats from internet-connected toys, but other products also spy on you and your family.

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Slate Magazine

Avoiding the Scourge of a Million Crappy Plastic Toys
Slate Magazine
In her book Bossypants, Tina Fey described the genre of object we gave J. for Christmas as “the kind of beautiful wooden educational toys that kids love (if there are absolutely no other toys around and they have never seen television).” I've had this ...

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Tool or Toy? Learning While Playing With the Lazy Monk Magnetic Block Set
Digital Journal
Lazy Monk, a family operated business seeking to bring joy and happiness in the lives of all its clients has just launched a fresh new product, which is thought to be child friendly from all possible perspective. The Magnetic Building Block Set is part ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Roseville-based toy company's stress on learning with fun pays off at Christmas time
Minneapolis Star Tribune
How does an educational toy company compete against Star Wars and other licensed characters? Sometimes, it joins the party. Last year, it introduced a line of products based on the children's story “The Rainbow Fish.” “It's the first and only licensed ...

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