Monthly Archives: March 2014

Julius, 3, Lousanne, Switzerland.

Children Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions – Slate Magazine (blog)

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ToyStories_p019 Julius, 3, Lausanne, Switzerland.*

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

If photographer Gabriele Galimberti[1] has learned anything photographing children around the world with their favorite toys, it’s that kids, no matter their circumstances, love to play.

Galimberti was working on a separate project[2] documenting couch surfers for the Italian magazine D, la Repubblica[3] when he got the idea to make portraits of children with their most prized possessions. All the children he photographed in his book, Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things[4], are somehow connected to the couch surfers who hosted him. “I think my work just shows how different we are in the world, how differently we can live, and how differently our children play depending on where they are born,” he said via email.

For three years, Galimberti photographed children in 58 countries from the U.S. to India to Iceland. In each case, he arranged the toys in highly organized patterns. It was the same technique he used in another series he worked on concurrently, “Delicatessen With Love[5],” in which he photographed grandmothers with the ingredients from their signature dishes. “I always do the arrangements by myself,” he told Slate[6] last May via email. “Actually, I don’t remember why I took the first photo like this. I like geometry. My photos are always geometric so it comes natural for me to make order.”

ToyStories_p029 Tyra, 3, Stockholm, Sweden.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p043 Watcharapon, 4, Bangkok, Thailand.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p073 Naya, 3, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p047 Abel, 4, Nopaltepec, Mexico.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p033 Maudy, 3, Kalulushi, Zambia.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

In some countries, Galimberti saw mammoth collections of miniature cars, action figures, and airplanes that reflected the special interests of their owners. Elsewhere, he met children with just a single, cherished stuffed animal. In a Zambian village, Galimberti met a group of children who had no toys of their own but found fun playing with a box of sunglasses they found along the side of a road. Regardless of where he was in the world, Galimberti’s method of gaining the kids’ trust was the same. “I simply played with them,” he said. “I always had my phone with me, and I had the photos of the children I photographed before on it. Sometimes it was just enough to show them the other photos to convince them to pose for me. I was really surprised to see how easy it was for children to understand my project.”

Kids have a reputation for being clingy when it comes to their toys, but Galimberti found that for the most part it wasn’t too hard to get the kids to relinquish them so he could set them up for the photo. “Generally speaking, I can say that it was easier in the poorest countries. Rich children tend to be more possessive of what they have, even if they usually have a lot more toys than children in poor countries,” he said.

Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things is available from Abrams Image beginning Tuesday.

ToyStories_p009 Allenah, 4, El Nido, Philippines.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p007 Mikkel, 3, Bergen, Norway.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p021 Arafa and Aisha, 5, Bububu, Zanzibar.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p107 Shotaro, 5, Tokyo, Japan.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p077 Sofia, 4, Bradford on Avon, U.K.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p051 Enea, 3, Boulder, Colo.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

Correction, March 24, 2014: This post originally misspelled the Swiss city of Lausanne.

References

  1. ^ Gabriele Galimberti (www.gabrielegalimberti.com)
  2. ^ project (www.gabrielegalimberti.com)
  3. ^ D, la Repubblica (d.repubblica.it)
  4. ^ Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ Delicatessen With Love (www.slate.com)
  6. ^ Slate (www.slate.com)

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Trend Times Toys now sells a complete line of ride on cars and toys that are battery operated. Ride on cars, trucks, and motorcycles are fantastic fun for kids and will keep them entertained for hours.

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Can’t decide which gift to buy? Order a Trend Times Toys Gift Certificate today! It will automatically be emailed to the recipient or you can print out the page and give them a hard copy.

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Smelling good is a great hobby to have. Buy the best authentic perfumes and fragrances for cheap prices.

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Magic Cars™ remote control ride on cars bring a new level of fun and excitement to the world of big cars for kids. Now you can control the car while your child is in it or outside of it. Yes, you can allow children to control the car themselves from inside the car with the steering wheel, pedals, and buttons.

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The driving experience is admired by other auto makers, and the same is true about the electric Lexus X5 style ride on car SUV. Great for ages 2-6 or larger children.

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RC boats are lots of fun and this huge offshore RC racer has the power and hull design to keep everyone entertained.

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This wireless remote control (RC) mining truck excavator is a fun construction toy truck for all ages as it is extremely durable and easy to use.

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he remote control Quadcopter UFO with video camera is great for all ages and measures over 1 foot long.

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Flying remote control helicopters just got more exciting as now you can pick up and drop off all types of items thanks to the Drone Helicopter Delivery service.

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This is the biggest and best remote control fire truck that shoots water and measures 2’3″ long. Plus, the ladder goes up and down, inclines, and extends about 12 inches.

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Melissa & Doug offer great and fun toys for kids of all ages. High quality construction and materials means these educational and stuffed plush toys are built to last for years.

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Robotic fighters are remote controlled so now everyone can battle bots. Just like the old school Rock Em, Sock Em, Robot, but much better.

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John Deere remote control monster farm truck is simply amazing, fast, and easy to control for all ages.

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This robot features a wireless remote control that directs the robot at your command. Safe and easy to use for all ages.

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Remote control Ferrari F-458 Italia remote control car looks just like the full size car. Measures almost 18 inches long.

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Trend Times has the brand new LaFerrari remote control car and you can be one of the first to own this gorgeous RC car.

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Using advanced radio control and infrared technology, now you can battle mini rc tanks against each other much like a mechanized laser tag war. Each package comes with 2 mini rc tanks, 2 controllers, 2 chargers, and 2 rechargeable battery packs.

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Penguin slide race tracks with penguins are a classic seller. This set includes the track and 3 racing penguins.

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6 way RC UFO arrives assembled and lets you start flying within minutes. The fantastic flying dome cage design helps protect against crashes.

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Do you want to be a star and the center of attention? Or maybe you are tired of being stuck in the dark trying to see your doorknob at night.

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The ultimate real time video back to your remote control with this spy camera remote control helicopter.

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This RC Lamborghini Gallardo is even hotter than before thanks to super high gloss paint and chromed out style rims.

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See where you fly and fly from a tv or monitor. Well, watching it anyway. Now you can record your flights to your VCR, computer, DVD burner, or digital camera.

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We outfitted the remote control Quadcopter with a functional surveillance camera that records video to a removable SD memory card.

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Remote Control Front Loaders make a great addition to an RC construction collection and are a must have for the radio control enthusiast. This RC Tracker Loader is a great full function version to get the job done.

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Remote control (RC) Spy tank with live video camera feed is is amazing and climbs over obstacles.

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Lamborghini style Spider Ride On Car for kids with dual 12 volt motor configuration feels like a real car.

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RC stunt car comes with a fully functional remote which allows the turbo twister to move forward, reverse, left and right. Perform awesome stunts and wheelies with the moving axles and tires.

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RC cars have arrived. Fast nitro RC cars achieve stock speeds to 75+MPH. Not into nitro? Check out our large assortment of electric RC cars[1]. Electric remote control cars can be used indoors, outdoors, and are a lot of fun both on and off-road.

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Each nitro RC car comes fully assembled with remote control. Gas RC cars are intense fun for beginners as well as advanced RC car drivers.

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Buy remote control (RC) boats and have great fun when in the pool, pond, river, bay, and ocean. Mini to big RC boats like electric and nitro powered remote control boats are for sale. RC (remote control) boats can be used in freshwater or saltwater.

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Searching for electric RC helicopters? A lot of people are doing the same thing right now! That’s why Trend Times had to span the globe for the most amazing RC helicopters and put them here just for you.

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Up, Up, and Away. Check Out Our New RC Airplanes. Rc Airplanes Come Ready To Fly and Make Great Gifts For Amateur To Expert Flyers.

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Electric and gas powered rc trucks come ready to run with remote control so you can have fun immediately. Not into nitro gas radio control trucks? No problem as we have plenty of electric and battery powered RC trucks for sale.

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The RC (radio control) toys featured on Trend Times will provide endless hours of fun for kids and for kids at heart. If you like having fun, you will love our RC and remote control toys, gifts, and hobbies. Look no further for the hottest remote control toys of the year.

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Roll over dirt, street, and obstacles with ease as you conquer the block in a new RC tank.

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RC cars[2] and nitro RC cars[3] are on sale. Check Out All The Cool New High Quality Mini RC Cars and Mini Rc Toys. spacer

Gas scooter and electric scooter blowout sale is now in full effect. Take advantage of our slashed prices and order today.

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Listening to your loved one play music and watching them grow their musical talents is absolutely priceless.

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Beat high fuel prices with gas scooters and electric scooters. Take advantage of our scooter super sale and place your motorized scooter order today.

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You will be amazed by the speeds that these motorized scooters can achieve and the ride is super smooth too! Beat inflated gas prices and do your errands in style. Zipping around on a motorized scooter is fun and economical way of getting from place to place. Environmentally friendly and high quality.

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You will be amazed by the speeds that these electric scooters can achieve and the ride is super smooth too! Now you can ride around on an electric scooter and do your errands in style.

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Educational toys like microscopes and more are in stock. Now your loved ones can have fun along with the benefit of learning. Never before has education been so entertaining!

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Science toys are a great change from electronic toys and gadgets as they are fun to play with while teaching kids at the same time. Get involved with electronic kits, chemistry sets, physics kits, math games, biology kits, microscopes, and garden too.

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Control your very own toy robot with the included remote control. Whether big or small these toy robots have it all. Dancing robots are on sale too. Toy robots are fun for kids to adults. Order a remote control (RC) toy robot today.

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Whether your pool is olympic size or not, we have put together a wide selection of pool rafts, RC boats, and pool toys that are perfect for pools of all shapes and sizes.

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Set your eyes upon the world’s first authorized and approved RC Bentley Continental GT. Measures about 15 inches.

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Magic tricks are a great break for the aspiring magician or seasoned wizard. Choose and buy from a wide assortment of magic tricks for magicians of all levels and experiences.

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Now you have the power to control your own fleet of RC (remote control) construction toys like dumptrucks, bulldozers, backhoes, forklifts, and tractors from the wireless remote control!

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Mini rc airplanes are now a reality. This mini rc airplane is built with high quality impact materials. Mini rc airplanes can be flown in small areas such as a park, soccer field, or tennis court.

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Cruise the seas in style this season and feel like a real tugboat captain with this outstanding quality radio control tugboat.

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Orange RC (remote control) Lamborghini Gallardo are fast and look hot!

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Are you ready to rock? Well you will be crawling over every rock, snow, and any other obstacle you can think of with this fantastic RC Rock Crawler with 4 wheel drive.

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Big Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 remote control cars are the perfect size and measures about 20L x 11W x 15H. Buy an RC Aventador today.

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Buy the best baby toys and make a lasting impression. Shop the widest selection of only the most wonderful baby presents and gifts.

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This massive, full function remote control pirate ship is ready to set sail as soon as its out of the box.

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On or off road this RC brushless motor, brushless ESC speed control buggy is easy to operate and control.

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Triple cream dream in effect with our gas skateboards that can reach speeds of over 30 mph. This is one special motorized skateboard that you have dreamed about for years.

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Huge 500 class RC helicopter is the largest in the world with stabilization gyro that will have just about anyone flying in minutes.

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2 speed gas scooters have now raised the bar with many significant improvements with this awesome 2 speed gas scooter. This model replaces the Bladez gas scooters.

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Fast RC speed boat is built for everyone. Comes with high performance motors for great handling and super fast speeds of about 15 mph.

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Brand new radio controlled airsoft tank is the LARGEST rc tank made. Highly detailed, measures 2 1/2 feet long, and comes with a 6 channel remote control.

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Twin 12 volt motor powered ride on Hummer Jeep style trucks are great for children ages 2-4 and can hold up to 66 pounds. Yellow, dark army green, red, black, and black with spider web.

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This RC Tugboat has it all including a working crane and a real water shooting cannon!

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Construct or demolish with the remote control (RC) dump truck. Great for all ages.

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This radio controlled Bulldozer construction truck has a detailed interior, working headlights/taillights, and controls for digging and dumping dirt and other payload.

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Want the best remote control excavator? Buy this one, you will be extremely happy.

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You can find the RC Beast truck kicking up rocks and dirt or jumping over obstacles as it zips by you. 3 people can race up to 3 of these remote control trucks.

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Need speed both on and off road? Then the nitro gas RC buggy is for you. Pound the pavement or dirt with style.

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This backhoe contruction toy will have people of all ages entertained with its working digger, lights, and wireless remote control.

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This is the very latest in metal indoor micro-helicopter technology and it’s brand new for this year. Made of highly durable materials.

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Now you can perform your very own RC helicopter rescue missions.

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Be the talk of the neighborhood with fancy Phantom Rolls Royce style battery powered ride on cars that will keep your children’s friends begging you for a test drive.

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Show your patriotic colors with the new Presidential style electric remote control helicopter in red white and blue.

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References

  1. ^ electric RC cars (www.trendtimes.com)
  2. ^ RC cars (www.trendtimes.com)
  3. ^ nitro RC cars (www.trendtimes.com)

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Baby Toys, Kids Toys, Toddler Toys | Playskool |Hasbro

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© 2014 Hasbro. All rights reserved. All audio, visual and textual content on this site (including all names, characters, images, trademarks and logos) are protected by trademark, copyrights and other Intellectual Property rights owned by Hasbro or its subsidiaries, licensors, licensees, suppliers and accounts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use.[1]

References

  1. ^ Terms and Conditions of Use. (www.hasbro.com)

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Julius, 3, Lousanne, Switzerland.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE – Slate Magazine (blog)

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ToyStories_p019 Julius, 3, Lousanne, Switzerland.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

If photographer Gabriele Galimberti[1] has learned anything photographing children around the world with their favorite toys, it’s that kids, no matter their circumstances, love to play.

Galimberti was working on a separate project[2] documenting couch surfers for the Italian magazine D, la Repubblica[3] when he got the idea to make portraits of children with their most prized possessions. All the children he photographed in his book, Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things[4], are somehow connected to the couch surfers who hosted him. “I think my work just shows how different we are in the world, how differently we can live, and how differently our children play depending on where they are born,” he said via email.

For three years, Galimberti photographed children in 58 countries from the U.S. to India to Iceland. In each case, he arranged the toys in highly organized patterns. It was the same technique he used in another series he worked on concurrently, “Delicatessen With Love[5],” in which he photographed grandmothers with the ingredients from their signature dishes. “I always do the arrangements by myself,” he told Slate[6] last May via email. “Actually, I don’t remember why I took the first photo like this. I like geometry. My photos are always geometric so it comes natural for me to make order.”

ToyStories_p029 Tyra, 3, Stockholm, Sweden.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p043 Watcharapon, 4, Bangkok, Thailand.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p073 Naya, 3, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p047 Abel, 4, Nopaltepec, Mexico.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p033 Maudy, 3, Kalulushi, Zambia.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

In some countries, Galimberti saw mammoth collections of miniature cars, action figures, and airplanes that reflected the special interests of their owners. Elsewhere, he met children with just a single, cherished stuffed animal. In a Zambian village, Galimberti met a group of children who had no toys of their own but found fun playing with a box of sunglasses they found along the side of a road. Regardless of where he was in the world, Galimberti’s method of gaining the kids’ trust was the same. “I simply played with them,” he said. “I always had my phone with me, and I had the photos of the children I photographed before on it. Sometimes it was just enough to show them the other photos to convince them to pose for me. I was really surprised to see how easy it was for children to understand my project.”

Kids have a reputation for being clingy when it comes to their toys, but Galimberti found that for the most part it wasn’t too hard to get the kids to relinquish them so he could set them up for the photo. “Generally speaking, I can say that it was easier in the poorest countries. Rich children tend to be more possessive of what they have, even if they usually have a lot more toys than children in poor countries,” he said.

Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things is available from Abrams Image beginning Tuesday.

ToyStories_p009 Allenah, 4, El Nido, Philippines.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p007 Mikkel, 3, Bergen, Norway.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p021 Arafa and Aisha, 5, Bububu, Zanzibar.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p107 Shotaro, 5, Tokyo, Japan.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p077 Sofia, 4, Bradford on Avon, U.K.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

ToyStories_p051 Enea, 3, Boulder, Colo.

Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

References

  1. ^ Gabriele Galimberti (www.gabrielegalimberti.com)
  2. ^ project (www.gabrielegalimberti.com)
  3. ^ D, la Repubblica (d.repubblica.it)
  4. ^ Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ Delicatessen With Love (www.slate.com)
  6. ^ Slate (www.slate.com)

toys kids – Google News

Ebeanstalk – Toddler & Kids Toys | Learning Toys …

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The Ebeanstalk Difference

WELCOME to ebeanstalk.com, a great place for educational toys (that are fun to boot).

PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS like learning about child development and children’s toys. And they naturally want to shop for toys, books and games according to their child’s level of development. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to select the right educational toys. The age level guides on boxes are much too broad to choose items targeted to the specific age of your child.

MISSION: It’s ebeanstalk’s mission to help parents select the best educational toys, books and games available today.

AGE-MATCHED: We offer a unique way to select these toys for your child at every stage of development from birth to 12 years of age. Our educational toys are age-matched like no other site. You won’t find toy age-ranges here; just the exact age.

CHILD-EXPERTS: The toys on our website have been selected by our team of specialists. The team includes experts in clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, pediatric occupational therapy and education, as well as over 700 mothers from across the country, called our Mother Board . They looked at over 10,000 toys to select what they consider the best educational toys from around the world.

SERVICE: We tried to create a shopping experience that is wonderfully easy, and back it up with the best customer service. Enjoy.

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‘Toy Stories’ shows kids with their favorite toys – CNN

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Toy Stories’ shows kids with their favorite toys
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(CNN) — Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are swell and all, but boys and girls from around the world have vastly different interpretations of their “favorite things,” according to a new book by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti
Toy Stories’ shows kids favorite toys, cultural valueskplr11.com

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Toys | Games | Outdoor Toys – Smyths Toy Shop

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Welcome to SMYTHS Toys…

…one of the market leaders in the children’s entertainment sector with 68 toy stores[1] throughout the UK and Ireland, Smyths are set to expand even further in 2014. Our toy range has something to suit all age groups, from inquisitive newborns right through to the child in every adult. The most popular toys include Monster High[2], Barbie[3] and LEGO Friends[4], cute Sylvanian Families[5], as well as Despicable Me[6], Turtles[7], Spiderman[8] and Wrestling figures[9]. We here at Smyths take care to stock all the outdoor toys[10] you’ll ever need, such as trampolines[11], swings & slides[12], bikes[13] and more.

To enhance your child’s imagination, choose from our wide range of LEGO[14] or why not visit our Electronic Learning[15] section to nurture their developing minds with the Leapfrog LeapPad[16] or VTech InnoTab 3[17]. We have a new world of gaming for you to experience with the Xbox One[18] and Playstation 4[19].

An active baby[20] or toddler[21] requires a lot of special care, which is why we stock an extensive range of baby toys[22], pushchairs[23] and car seats[24] to make things a little easier for Mum and Dad.

Shop online with standard and next day delivery options available or if you are calling into one of our stores, make sure your item is in stock by using our On-Shelf Promise[25] service. Visit your nearest Smyths store to experience the very best value on toys available anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

References

  1. ^ toy stores (www.smythstoys.com)
  2. ^ Monster High (www.smythstoys.com)
  3. ^ Barbie (www.smythstoys.com)
  4. ^ LEGO Friends (www.smythstoys.com)
  5. ^ Sylvanian Families (www.smythstoys.com)
  6. ^ Despicable Me (www.smythstoys.com)
  7. ^ Turtles (www.smythstoys.com)
  8. ^ Spiderman (www.smythstoys.com)
  9. ^ Wrestling figures (www.smythstoys.com)
  10. ^ outdoor toys (www.smythstoys.com)
  11. ^ trampolines (www.smythstoys.com)
  12. ^ swings & slides (www.smythstoys.com)
  13. ^ bikes (www.smythstoys.com)
  14. ^ LEGO (www.smythstoys.com)
  15. ^ Electronic Learning (www.smythstoys.com)
  16. ^ Leapfrog LeapPad (www.smythstoys.com)
  17. ^ VTech InnoTab 3 (www.smythstoys.com)
  18. ^ Xbox One (www.smythstoys.com)
  19. ^ Playstation 4 (www.smythstoys.com)
  20. ^ baby (www.smythstoys.com)
  21. ^ toddler (www.smythstoys.com)
  22. ^ baby toys (www.smythstoys.com)
  23. ^ pushchairs (www.smythstoys.com)
  24. ^ car seats (www.smythstoys.com)
  25. ^ On-Shelf Promise (www.smythstoys.com)

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Area losing independent toy store; Thinker Toys to close – Akron Beacon Journal

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The Akron area is losing the 20-year-old independent toy store Thinker Toys.

The shop, which has battled increasing competition from online outlets and big-box stores, will shut down by April 11.

“Everybody is really upset to see us go,” store manager Robert Miller said. “We’ve watched people grow up with us.”

Miller, 40, said his mother, Pam Miller, the owner of the store in the West Market Plaza in Bath Township, wants to retire. Robert Miller said he’s “looking to move on to something different.”

Miller said his mother “is completely done,” noting that while his mother doesn’t work in the store, she is involved in a lot of its operations.

For two decades, Thinker Toys has helped to bring a local flair to the plaza at Medina and Cleveland-Massillon roads, home of chain retailers such as T.J. Maxx and Old Navy. One of West Market Plaza’s anchors, Mustard Seed Market & Cafe also is locally owned.

The toy store has specialized in educationally oriented playthings, games, Brio trains, and arts and crafts projects. It is known for its large selection of board games and Playmobil sets.

Pam Miller said in a 1999 Beacon Journal report that she opened in 1994 to fill a need for people who wanted toys not being sold by the mega retailers. “I wanted them to be educational, role-playing, musical — teaching toys that were fun.”

Robert Miller noted Friday the store was shut down for seven days in January. That was after frozen water in the sprinkler system caused flooding in the front of the store.

“I think once that happened, [his mother] said, ‘You know, I don’t want to do this anymore.’ ” Miller said. “I don’t blame her. It gets overwhelming.”

The past several years have been challenging, with up and down sales, he noted.

Increasingly, toy shoppers are looking online for products. Meanwhile, toy manufacturers that have long worked with smaller shops are now making products specifically to be sold at big-box stores, Miller said.

“We’ve seen a lot of the specialty-type stores’ toys show up in big-box places. They’re different, but similar. Like they will have fewer accessories,” he said.

Kathleen McHugh, president of the Chicago-headquartered American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), said, “It has been a tough couple of years” for independent shops.

Nevertheless, the United States and Canada boast an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 local toy shops, McHugh said.

Northeast Ohio independent shops include My Little Red Wagon in Hudson; SMARTickles Educational Toys, which opened in 2009 inside the Bennett’s store in Sharon Township; Funtastic Toyz in the city of Medina; and Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom, which features a large Lego inventory, in North Canton.

Stores have “really buckled down and made some major changes in their business,” McHugh said, such as being more cautious with their expenses and reaching out to customers more, including using social media.

“I hope in that community somebody else might step in and decide to fill that opening,” she said. “It would be a shame to lose a business that is focused solely on bringing good toys” to the area.

Thinker Toys is clearing out its inventory, offering a 25 percent discount on regular and sale prices on all items through Monday . Steeper discounts will be offered beginning Tuesday. Miller said he may close earlier than April 11 if the store gets extremely low on inventory.

In addition to Miller, the store employs four part-time workers, two of whom are retired from other jobs, Miller said.

The store leases space from West Market Plaza owner Stark Enterprises, headquartered in Beachwood. Stark Enterprises is developing the new Portage Crossing Marketplace in Cuyahoga Falls. That project is to rise from the site of the former State Road Shopping Center at State Road and Portage Trail.

Lisa Schwan, with Stark Enterprises, said Stark Enterprises is working to find another tenant for the 2,939 square feet of space.

Katie Byard can be reached at 330-996-3781 or kbyard@thebeaconjournal.com[1].

References

  1. ^ kbyard@thebeaconjournal.com (www.ohio.com)

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Busted: Libertarian magazine falsely claims poor families can buy sex toys … – Raw Story

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By David Edwards
Thursday, March 13, 2014 15:03 EDT

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The libertarian magazine Reason falsely asserted on Thursday that electronic debit cards issued to people in the food stamp program could be used to purchase adult sex toys at a lingerie shop in Louisiana.

Earlier this week, WAFB reported[1] that Kiss My Lingerie in South Louisiana had been accepting the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the past eight months.

According to the Department of Children and Family Services, about 10,000 Louisiana families get cash benefits from the federal government to help cover family needs. And WAFB pointed out that Alcohol, tobacco and adult entertainment items cannot be purchased with the card.

In a post[2] on Reason‘s “Hit & Run” blog on Thursday, editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown declared that poor families could “Buy Dildos on the Taxpayer Dime in Louisiana.”

“[U]ndergarments in general are a pretty basic necessity, so not beyond the pale as an EBT purchase per se,” Brown admitted. “But you can sure buy your bras cheaper at Target than at a lingerie shop.”

“And from the looks of things, the kinds of items Kiss My Lingerie sells are pretty far from basic undergarments. EBT benefits could also be used there to purchase ‘toys and novelties.’”

An employee at Kiss My Lingerie, however, told Raw Story that the company did not accept EBT cards for adult toys.

“We don’t accept that for adult toys,” she said. “No, no way.”

Reason did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

Watch the video below from WAFB, broadcast March 11, 2014.

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports[3]

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David Edwards

David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he’s also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.

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‘Normal Barbie dolls’ set to hit toy shop shelves after successful … – Mirror.co.uk

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The in-proportion doll is the brainchild of artist Nickolay Lamm and hopes to be the first realistic, real world example on the market

A more-realistic Barbie could soon be winging her way to a toy shop[1] near you.

The ‘Lammily’ doll is based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old woman and will wear a more casual wardrobe than what fans are usually used to.

Out are the frilly dresses, heels and crop tops and in are denim, trainers and gym gear.

The in-proportion doll is the brainchild of artist Nickolay Lamm who hopes his creation can be a game-changer in the toy market.[2]

“Most fashion dolls on the market are dressed like princesses or wear funky outfits,” he told the Huffington Post.

“I wanted Lammily to wear clothes that Gap or J. Crew might design. There’s no reason why simple everyday clothes design can’t be transferred to doll clothes.”

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign on CrowdtiltOpen Lamm’s 3D printed prototype could soon be a reality.

Despite being one of the most popular toys in history, Barbie has been criticised by many for promoting an unhealthy body image to young girls.

If scaled up to average height a regular Barbie would have a 20in waist – Lamm hopes to change that.

“She isn’t just a doll with typical body proportions, she’s a fun doll which  just happens to have typical body proportions ,” he added.

“And everything from the packaging, to future ad campaigns, to future online interactive worlds, will be designed to appeal to kids.”

References

  1. ^ a toy shop (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ the toy market. (www.mirror.co.uk)

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