“What’s going on here is educational alchemy, rare and precious as any gold,” writes Eric Lucas in Alaska Airlines Magazine/Horizon Edition. “And what’s really being made are not toys, but lifetime impressions.”
That’s what some students tell me after they’ve taken one of my workshops or seen one of my Giant Toy Shows. While I’m happy to know kids admire my work, I always tell them the same thing: [click to continue…]
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…]
Fire up those mental calculators! Prepare for Problem Solving! It’s MATH TIME when Rick Hartman’s School of Toy visits your school!
Since 1994, Rick has mesmerized K-8 audiences with “toyful” lessons in science, history, literature, invention and the arts. Now, this former classroom teacher turned madcap toy inventor pulls [click to continue...]