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Design thinking, explained

articles | Engage @ home | Toytopia

Abstract: Coming up with an idea is easy. Coming up with the right one takes work. With design thinking, throwing out what you think you know and starting from scratch […]

Learning through play

articles | Engage @ home | Toytopia

Abstract: The brief describes the nature of pre-primary services within the broader concept of early learning. We then share definitions of what is meant by play in early childhood, followed […]

The toy-inspired paperfuge

articles | Engage @ home | Engage in the classroom | Toytopia | videos

Bioengineer and Stanford researcher Manu Prakash, known for his lab’s invention of the Foldscope, a paper microscope that only costs $1, has developed another inexpensive scientific device. The Paperfuge is […]

How are toys invented?

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A kid-friendly discussion with Mystery Doug (6:58)