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Not Just A Toy – How Lego is Helping Children Express Themselves

Lego isn’t just a plastic brick loved the world over. It’s also a tool which can be used therapeutically as children, teachers and experts are discovering in Gloucestershire. Education experts in Gloucestershire are using construction toys such as Lego to help children express their emotions and improve their mental health. With data showing that children [...]

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Kids as Consumers: Do They Have Rights?

Photo: Verster Cohen Children’s consumption and marketing to children are big business. Children are the target of marketing for everything from toys and sweets to cosmetics, fast foods and the family car. Children have their own money to spend, and they influence family spending. For example, in June 2013, AdWeek reported that ‘fully [...]

Lego faces are getting angrier, study finds

The number of happy faces on Lego toy mini-figures has been decreasing since the 1990s, and the number of angry faces has increased, giving rise to concerns that children could be affected by the negativity of the toys. In a study of 3,655 figures produced between 1975 and 2010, Dr Christoph Bartneck, a robot expert [...]