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Murals by Artist 1010 Expose Hidden Portals of Color in Walls and Buildings Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015

TOPICS | Education

This amazing perspective work reminds us of Dado Cubes and thus caught our eye. German street artist 1010, created several of his fantastic spray paint portals in locations around Germany, Panama, and the United States. 1010 brings surprising layers of depth to drab facades and blank gallery walls by painting concentric layers of color. The artist most recently had a solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco titled Limbus. You can see more over on Juxtapoz and This is Colossal.


Learning From LEGO Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TOPICS | Education

As we kick off our LEGO Fever week this article struck a cord with us. What makes LEGO such a universally popular toy? Author Thomas de Monchaux, describes how the value for him as a child was the endless opportunity to create whatever he desired. We especially love this line, "Maker culture, like Lego, is about loss. All building-block toys are about appearance and disappearance, demolition and reconstruction." This is the essence of play.

REPUBLISHED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
When I was a boy, my father, an architect, attempted a no-toy policy, with the significant exception that he’d buy my brother and me almost anything — any birthday, holiday ... (click here to read more)


Name the Famous Paintings Recreated with Playmobil Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

TOPICS | Education

Check these interesting creations from The French artist Pierre-Adrien Sollier, that combines Playmobil with famous works of art. How many can you name? Check out our over 120 Playmobil products here!


Fat Brain Toys Invades The National Museum of Play Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TOPICS | Education

Fat Brain Toys was honored to help the National Museum of Play with some of our fantastic products for Spring Break.  Check out some othe images below!  For more information on The National Museum of Play visit their site here!


Colorforms Looking for Revival Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

One of our favorites is getting a big push. The classic toy Colorforms is making a big comeback, although it has never left Fat Brain Toys. If you played with this classic we would love to hear about it!  To purchase Colorforms check out the product page here

REPUBLISHED FROM THE RECORD - NORTHJERSEY.COM
Colorforms, the playset with vinyl stick-on shapes that was in every Baby Boomer’s toy chest, was very much a Bergen County progeny.

Its creators, Harry and Patricia Kislevitz, assembled the earliest Colorforms kits in the ... (click here to read more)


Type of Play Matters Says Michigan State Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

TOPICS | Education

This is great work from Kendra Moyses from Michigan State University. She explores how the type of play you as parents encourages different types of learning. Let us know how you encourage different types of play with your children. 

Play is an important part of your child’s development because children learn about the world around them through hands-on experiences while they are playing. Every child learns differently, regardless of gender, so does it matter what types of toys your child plays with?

The answer is yes - what you tell your child they can play with has a great influence on what your child learns. Adults sometimes expect boys and girls to act certain ways or play with certain toys based on what the adults think is appropriate for boys and ... (click here to read more)


Fat Brainers Changing the Toy Industry Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

Fat Brainers worldwide have spoken and the Toy Industry is taking notice. Smart toys that inspire creative thinking and open-ended play are "Hot" in the toy market. The toy industry is catching on to what our fantastic customers have demanded from the start of Fat Brain Toys. You as parents and grandparents want high quality toys that inspire creativity, problem solving, and do NOT need a character to offer optimum play value.

READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE TOY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Creative toys that epitomize the Maker Movement, innovative "smart" playthings, and ... (click here to read more)


What Should We Do with Science Fairs? Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

TOPICS | Parenting | Education

Science Fairs in recent years have become a hot button among parents and children. In this interesting blog from Lisa Shay of Christian Science Monitor she discusses her experience with her son Quinn's science fair. We have an easy solution - check out the countless ideas for Science Fairs at Fat Brain Toys and let us know your feedback!

REPUBLSHED FROM THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Last February, actor George Takei launched into the issue of how stale science fair fare has become by posting a photo of a mom's poster mocking elementary ... (click here to read more)


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