toyless play enhances child’s imagination
The recall of millions of toys made in China because of safety concerns is a scandal so big that the head of one manufacturer hanged himself last month in a warehouse. Now, hoping to restore confidence, the Chinese government is inviting foreign journalists to visit select factories.
Of course toy safety is a concern of every parent, but LM columnist, Jennifer Margulis learned this past year that kids don't need toys.
Read her story, Toyless play enhances child's imagination in Newsday.
Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.
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