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Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Montessori Materials and Traditional Toys at 8 Months 1. Object Permanence Box. 2. Progressive Ring Stacker from Beginning Montessori.3. Egg in Cup and Palmer Grasp Cylinder from At Home with Montessori. 4. Nesting Owls. 5. Basket of rattles and shakers.6. I think this is called a Skwish.7. Music box8. Jack(Clown)-in-the-box.9. Plan Toys drum.

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Inu hariko was placed in noble women's maternity room as guardian for mother and child. Later bamboo basket and "Den den daiko" or drum were added as charm, happiness and children's health.(bamboo basket is for "washing down illness and evilness"."Den den daiko" is for baby-sitting.) Inu hariko is omen for family bond as kanji for bamboo(竹) on the head of kanji for dog(犬) forms a kanji for smile(笑) For me this look like cat.

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toy theatres of my childhood: the giant horse

Toy theatres at Pollock's Toy Museum. P&P: the traditional toy theatres may need to be brought back. The Crow Press can help with this, I am sure.

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Alternative Gift Ideas: Think Outside the (Gift) Box

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