Toy

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Introduction1

Dictionary

toy : something to play with — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Little Explorers English Picture Dictionary
Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture (Frederick J Augustyn)

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and “fly” it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment, such as a video game. Some toys are produced primarily as collector’s items and are intended for display only. — Wikipedia

The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia, Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

The Toy Portal (Wikipedia)

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Innovation

Technology

39 Coolest Kids Toys You Can Make Yourself (Natalie Brown, Buzzfeed)
How Toys Work (HowStuffWorks)

Commerce

Product

Top Ten Reviews (Toy Stores Review)
Toy Companies (Wikipedia)
Toy Brands (Wikipedia)

Shop Imaginarium, eToys, Etsy, FAO, ToysRUs, Zazzle

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Preservation

Caring for Dolls and Toys (Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute)

History

History of Toys and Games (IdeaFinder)
The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia (Big Red Toy Box)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

The National Toy Hall of Fame (Museum of Play)

National Toy Hall of Fame (Wikipedia)

Worlds Largest Toy Museum (Branson, MO)

Antique Toy Museums, Markets, Toy Collections (YouTube Channel)
Toy Museums, Category (Wikipedia)

Library

USA Toy Library AssociationHow to Start a Toy Library: 12 Quick Tips (Cat Johnson, Shareable)Toy library (Wikipedia)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Course

A Compilation of Online Classes on Doll and Toy Making (Abby Glassenberg, While She Naps)
Toy Product Design (MIT Open Courseware)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Occupation

Work Hard, Play Hard: Explore a Toy Design Career (The Art Career Project)
Cool Jobs: Toy maker (Chicago Tribune)
How to Become a Toy Maker (Tina Richey Swanson, eHow)

Organization

Toy Industry Association (TIA)

Event

Toy Fair (New York), Meetup.com

News

Toy News, Dr. Toy, NPR

Book

The Toy Book (Adventure Publishing Group), Toys & Collectibles Magazines (Magazines.com), ISBNdb

Government

Toy Safety (United States Consumer Product Safety Division)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

More from Flippy Cat’s YouTube Channel…

Toy

Amazon Toys

Hobby

Collecting Games and Toys (Internet Public Library)

Arts

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Belief

Future

Pioneering playtime: 5 predictions for the future of toys (Stephanie Walden, Mashable)

Fiction

Toys in Fiction (Wikipedia)

Folklore

Legendary Monsters: Toys of Urban Legend and Folklore (Indiegogo)

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Adventures

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.

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