Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

This week's collection's object is a Furby!

Introduced during the 1998 American International Toy Fair, this lovable furry robot quickly became the must have toy of the holiday season. Aside from their unique look, Furbies grew in popularity due to their ability to 'learn' English. In its first year, over 1.4 million were sold and by 2000 over 40 million had been sold.

Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don't forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: What words would you teach Furby? What kind of animal is a Furby?

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