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Articles by Sandra Roberts


TDmonthly's Top 10 Most Wanted Toys for Boys: Infant to Preschool
High-tech gadgets and retro favorites are hot commodities for little boys. Electronic gaming has reached the preschool set, with companies like VTech, Leap Frog and Fisher-Price hoping to corner the market with educational game systems. Meanwhile, Learning Curve and Radio Flyer bank on the classics by updating old-time toys.

Guidecraft: Wooden Art and Educational Design (10/1/2004)
When Jason Fein´s father started Guidecraft in 1964, the small woodworking company offered ten products designed for schools. Forty years later, the line has grown to over 160 toys and furnishings that appeal both to school supply and consumer markets

Fashion Dolls Get Edgier and More Ethnic (9/1/2004)
When Bratz burst onto the fashion doll scene in 2001, the industry was forever changed. The 10 inch vinyls exude fashion sense and a hip, urban attitude that little girls want to emulate. The success of Bratz means Barbie no longer has a solid lock on what is considered acceptable for the industry. As a result, doll designers have the opportunity to experiment

Wooden Toys Offer High Quality, Strong Design, Environmental Edge (8/1/2004)
Some companies are offering heirloom-quality, educational toys that will hold a child’s interest, stand the test of time and protect the earth for the next generation

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