Monday, July 26, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

This week’s collections object is an Easy Bake Oven! Introduced in 1963 by Kenner, the Easy Bake Oven used two 100-watt light bulbs to “bake” specially formulated Betty Crocker cake mixes. Originally called “Safety Bake Oven” the name was quickly changed to reassure those unconvinced of the toy’s safety. While today’s Easy Bake Ovens resemble microwave ovens, the original design more closely resembled conventional ovens.

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’s your favorite food? What food do like to help make? Or simply allow your child to help you in the kitchen when you get home!

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