Professional Experience

Toy designer and founder, Learning Materials Workshop, 1979-

Distributor, Reggio Children Publications, Italy, 2005-

Professional Development Workshops (Head Start centers, early childhood programs, public and private schools), 1988-2015

Early childhood educator (museum education, curriculum specialist), 1982-84

Lecturer, University of Vermont (art education/continuing education), 1979-94

National Endowment for the Humanities Planning and Exhibit Grant, 1978-80

Pre-K, second-grade teacher, Cleveland and NYC, 1966-1975


Select Presentations

Bard Graduate Center, NYC, “Literature Spotlight: Picture Books, Toys and Other Things to Grow On,” in conjunction with the Swedish Wooden Toy exhibit, 2015

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, toy/industrial design course, guest critic, 2013

Pratt Art Institute /Art Education, NYC, “The Object of Play: Reflections of a Toy Designer,” 2012

National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., “The Building Toy: The Toy Building: Form, Structure and Content,” 2009

NAEYC conferences, (National Association for the Education of Young Child) 1990s



Toying with Architecture, Katonah Museum of Art, exhibit catalog, 1995

Toys as a Cultural Resource, Vermont Department of Libraries, exhibit catalog, 1980

Educational Toys in America: 1800 to the Present, Karen Hewitt and Louise Roomet, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, exhibit catalog, 1979

The Kitchen Book, Ethan Allen Childcare Center, 1978

From Domes to Dinosaur Bones, Ethan Allen Childcare Center, 1975

Learning Materials Workshop notebook, Ethan Allen Childcare Center, 1974