Toys & Gaming

Kids LOVE to Collect Toys

Kids have been collecting things for about as long as there have been things to collect! Whether they were baseball cards, Barbie dolls, seashells, dinosaur figurines … the list could go on forever. However, this isn’t a random phenomenon. It’s often part of our development as human beings. While not every child finds collecting fun, the act of collecting can be incredibly intellectually stimulating – and provide the opportunity to [...]

Video Games VS. Construction Toys

Most don’t realize 42 percent of Americans play for at least three hours per week. Four out of five American households contain a device used to play video games. The average game player is 35 years old. According a Kaiser Foundation study conducted in 2010, children between the ages of eight and 18 spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes a day with digital media. When the use of [...]

We Remember Our Favorite Toy Forever

Do you remember your favorite toy growing up? Odds are, you don’t have to think too hard to remember. Most likely, you already have fond memories popping up of your G.I. Joe … your Barbie … your Matchbox cars … or any one of hundreds of other toys. No matter what it is, what’s important is that your favorite toy holds a very special place for YOU. Those were very special [...]

Uniquely Human

The Challenge AND Reward of Using Our Hands To Build With Models and Construction Toys. It’s a uniquely human trait to use our own hands to craft, create and turn nothing into something. To turn what was once useless into something that serves an important purpose. Over thousands of years, we’ve learned how to turn a rough rock into an arrowhead … weave reeds into a basket … and create [...]