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xx   GAME
xx   TOY

Portable preschool. This learning toy includes a blackboard, a clockface, and an abacus. A clip holds drawing paper. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 75, 131

Learning My ABCs educational toy. Revolving blocks (four rows of four-blocks each) each has four letters. Letters can be arranged into words. The rows of blocks are mounted in an upright frame that has an attached bench seat.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 55, 60

A child's learning clock. Circular clock face with colorful numerals and a teddy bear in the center. The hands are moved manually to a "special time" of significance to the child.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #91 Feb 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 59

"Old Woman in a Shoe" toy made from felt. Helps tots learn how to count, lace up a shoe, and tie a bow.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1983 (v.28#4) pg. 93, 98

"Stacofax" card game is used to teach spelling, math, history, etc. while still playing an enjoyable game.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #81 May-Jun 1983 pg. 98

Alphabet "Solitaire" game helps a child to learn. The game "board" is made from fabric.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 52

Toy teaches toddlers about switches. Six styles of switches are linked to colored Christmas tree lights.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 120

Learning frames help small children master four important motor skills: buttons, zippers, shoelaces, and Velcro fasteners.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

Teaching toys. Six easy-to-make toys to amuse and educate children. (1) Magnetic alphabet blackboard. (2) USA map puzzle. (3) Protractor and clock puzzle. (4) Ruler box houses 12 wood blocks of various sizes which can be combined to help teach fractional concepts. (5) Volume cube. Wooden blocks fill a plastic cube. Helps teach concept of volume. (6) Fraction puzzle. Two wooden circles cut into different size fractional parts, like "pie graphs".
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 66

Latch board has seven doors with hinges and latches to teach toddlers about locks and latches.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 115

An action book to sew for a child. Each page contains snaps, buckles, or zippers giving the child something to do.
SUNSET Apr 1980 (v.164#4) pg. 136

Learning toy teaches color and shapes. Chess-like shapes, with different color tops, must be matched up with various size and shaped holes on the baseboard.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 58

A touch-and-learn book for pre-schoolers is sewn from scraps and fasteners. Activities include tying a shoe lace, telling time, counting, operating a zipper and buttons, learning colors and letters.
WORKBASKET May 1981 (v.46#7) pg. 26