Sweet Architecture for the Holidays

Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture now appears in an edible form as part of a holiday gingerbread competition to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.   See:: Designwire – Laurel Petriello | Monday, December 19, 2011 See also some gingerbread architecture made...

Gender and Toys – Holiday Blues and Pinks

The British toy shop Hamleys, prodded by the blogger Delilah (Laura Nelson,) recently changed the way it arranges their toys from gender specific to category specific.  This change elicited a whirl of responses– should there be a division in toy stores by gender and...

Blocks Rock!

Blocks as an essential material in early childhood classrooms have made a comeback. Or, so it would appear from the November 28th article in the NY Times. This is not a new phenomenon but comes from a long tradition dating back to the mid-19thc. with Friedrich...