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November 2006 | Vol. V - No. 11


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Grandpa Pushes Trains on Kids

Old Folks Give Young a Nudge Toward Hobbies


Parents and grandparents who are trying to wean their youngsters from videogames tend to promote the toys they liked best when growing up. But manufacturers have stayed ahead of the game by giving new twists to chemistry sets and new powers to trains and RC toys.

Be Amazing!’s new science kits, for instance, have done “very well” for Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont. Other hobby sellers that retailers cited included Kid Galaxy (ToyShow), Lionel, Scalextric and RC2 Brands. Read more about what’s going on in hobbies in the December 2006 issue of TDmonthly Magazine.



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Writer's Bio: Zan Dubin Scott is president of ZDS Communications, a public relations, marketing and writing agency specializing in sustainable business, healthcare, arts and entertainment. Zan was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times for 10 years and continues to report and write for the newspaper and other publications. Read more articles by this author

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