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Teaching toys, invented by kids

We asked our kid toy testers to imagine a new learning toy. Here's what they came up with.

By Leslie Crawford

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As with food, any self-respecting child knows to beware the toy that's supposed to be good for you. So we put the question to the play professionals: If you could invent any learning toy, what would it be? Though some of our young inventors deemed the learning component of the learning toy wholly irrelevant, their toy concoctions offer a glimpse inside what every child instinctively knows and what each parent (and toy company) must never forget: If it isn’t fun, it doesn’t count.

is a senior editor at GreatSchools.

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