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Smart Toy

Lots of fun for tiny tots

More than mere playthings, toys have come to reflect a family's lifestyle and values.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Toy story

In life, it is often the case that the simplest things turn out to be the best. And toys are no exception. Many toy experts agree that the best ones are those that stimulate creativity and help mental and physical development.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Toy design

A successful toy designer must know the expectations of both the children and parents. Ultimately, parents are the ones who buy the products. But more importantly, designers must be able to convince manufacturers to produce the toys and retailers to display them on the shelves.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Ahead of the game

Sounds like a dream job for a slacker: watching music videos, trawling through YouTube and networking sites such as Facebook, and experimenting with emoticons in instant messages. But Alex Chan Ka-keung isn't just amusing himself: engaging in such diversions is part of his job as a toy designer.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Child's play

Walking into a toy shop can be an overwhelming experience, even for an adult.

The selection can be dazzling and, while there may be toys such as spinning tops and rubber ducks that you remember from your youth, there is a whole range of new toys that change with the season.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Building on child's play

PLAYING CAN BE AN enjoyable and effective means of helping children learn and develop their intellectual and physical potential. Parents around the world are becoming increasingly aware of this, and their quest for quality play for their children is driving demand for educational toys.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am