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Designing the Creative ChildPlaythings and Places in Midcentury America$
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Amy F. Ogata

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679607

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001

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Educational Toys and Creative Playthings

Educational Toys and Creative Playthings

(p.35) 2 Educational Toys and Creative Playthings
Designing the Creative Child

Amy F. Ogata

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter two shows how the concept of play, imagination, and the educational toy market fortified the notion of childhood creativity. Manufacturers, designers, and even art museums created new toys that promised to instill creativity and worked to transform the playground.

Keywords:   Childhood, Creativity, Cold War, Toys, Playhouse, Playroom, Playground, children’s museum, schools, American material culture

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