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Comments

Marian Bossard

I saw many a flintstone vitamin marching, in character, across my kitchen table before jumping into a tiny mouth. Is there another option of vitamin as toy? :)

Al Kaufman

I'm not in agreement with your assertion that a toy must provide ONLY joy, confidence, and fantasy-I believe it can provide at least the first two while simultaneously (often without the child knowing it)educating and enriching the user. STEM toys do all of these things, as well as hopefully nurturing the child's intellectual curiosity, a characteristic that will serve him or her well throughout their life.

Lyssa Neel

I agree with Al Kaufman. Another role of toys is to give kids a safe way to experiment with adult roles, like a "play kitchen" or a "little builder" tool kit with plastic nuts and bolts. A good STEM toy lets a kid try on the role of scientist, engineer, or programmer, just as a toy kitchen lets them experiment with being a chef.

Peter Santaw

Therefore where do you stand with Lego, K'nex, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Erector, Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Chemistry Sets etc.?
I believe that Model Kits are Toys. Do they fit your criteria?
I can receive Joy, Confidence and Fantasy with all of these.
All the Best,
Peter

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