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Comments

Lisa Orman, KidStuff PR

Great article, Dawn, nicely done. But then, you did have a great subject. This was great to turn the tables on our dear Richard, I loved reading this. Thanks for doing it!
And, nice drawing by Joseph, wow!

Don Gibbs

Many insightful comments! I was most struck by the idea that children now play "between" scheduled activities. This is behavior we have all probably observed (see my grand kids!)but have not fully grasped. This is another reason that ages 0-3 remain a more traditional "sweet spot" for manufacturers who are communicating to Moms and Grandmothers rather than trying to penetrate the congested reality older kids juggle once they become toy marketing targets.
Thanks for the interview and posting.

Tom Jolly

The link to www.worldcongressofplay.com is bad; missing the ".com". Sounds like an interesting conference.

Steve Abdo

As always, I find Richard's comments and viewpoints very interesting and insightful. His list on keys to success are right on and ones that I try to follow myself. I think the World Congress of Play is an important step for the Toy Industry and I definitely plan to attend.

Judy Shackelford

Great article with Richard's insights and thoughts for the future. I believe he is right about the challenge for all of us being those things that take up the time and thus the mindscape of a child's imagination. I find myself continually stretching to invent in new playscapes. I remain, as does Richard, always a student, and consider this my own first secret of success.

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