SeattlesChildCoverSMALLWriting for one of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost parenting publications, Rebecca Mongrain declares, ‘School of Toy is Open for Fun!”

“Parents love seeing their kids deeply engaged in hands-on learning, while teachers enjoy being able to connect it to their curriculum. Kids love the creativity, humor and suprise, along with the sense of accomplishment.”

Read the complete story HERE.

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“What’s going on here is educational alchemy, rare and precious as any gold,” writes Eric Lucas in Alaska Airlines Magazine. “And what’s really being made are not toys, but lifetime impressions.”

Check out this in-depth profile of “Mr. Toymaker” beginning on PAGE 73 HERE.

“I want to be a toymaker when I grow up!”

That’s what some students tell me after they’ve attended one of my hands-on workshops or Giant Toy Shows.  While it’s heartwarming that someone thinks they’d like to follow in my footsteps,  I always tell them the same thing: [click to continue…]


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It’s been called ‘The Wolf,’ ‘The Thunderbolt,’ ‘The Lightning Stick.’

It’s cast a mysterious growl across the deserts of Australia, the forests of Europe, the savannas of Africa, and the [click to continue…]


Save Time – Buy the Kit!

As a classroom teacher many years ago, I wanted to do some simple woodworking projects with my students but was frustrated because I didn’t have enough tools. I remember spending my own money to purchase a couple of hammers and saws from the local hardware store and thinking, “there’s got to be a better way.” These tools were expensive, and the few sets I could afford weren’t going to be much help with a class of 30 students. [click to continue…]