Magazines and moppets
"The stores today are virtually flooded with educational games and toys for young children. You'll find them tucked away between the bread and the cookies in the grocery store, displayed next to the two-cent mints and cigars in restaurants and even in vending machines at service stations. Most of them are the same games and toys that have been around for years. However, when they wear an "Educational" label they sell better! Children enjoy the games, but tire of them rapidly. Pieces often get lost or destroyed, and constantly replacing or buying new games can be expensive. There is a solution to the problem--and that solution is magazines. Don't forget seed catalogs, wall paper books, and other catalogs, either. Even advertisements, gummed seals and labels, and old newspapers can be used. Yesterday's junk may become today's treasure for your child! We all want our children to be as bright and knowledgeable as possible in this day and age when education is so important. Many of the activities included in this bulletin are designed to help a child learn how to learn--to see relationships, to learn skills using his fingers and hands, to categorize, and to learn to express himself. Most of all, however, the activities are designed for enjoyment."--Page 2.
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