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Mark Your Calendars for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013

Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 12, 2013

“Mark Your Calendars for a for a Day of Play–November 16, 2013” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 is National Day of Play. 

Have you ever heard of it?  How will you spend the day?  Why not spend it playing with toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.  The what?

The National Toy Hall of Fame.

 Want to know more about the National Toy Hall of Fame?  http://www.toyhalloffame.org/about

Where is the National Toy Hall of Fame?

The Strong in Rochester, New York is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Would you like to visit?  Need directions?  See here:


How long has the National Toy Hall of Fame been established?

Since 1998.

How many toys are on the list?

There are 53 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Which ones have you played with on the list?  Ask your parents how many they have played with.

What are the Two Inductees for 2013? 

How are they chosen?  Have you played with both of them?

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Want to know what the other 10 finalists were and other toy trivia?  Read here:

“Rubber Duckies, they’re the ones” by Carolyn Thompson


Nominate a favorite toy for 2014.


And if you say you’re too old to play, check this author’s comments on having fun and being silly.  http://taralazar.com/2013/10/28/pre-pibo-day-4-betsy-devany/

Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Leave a comment if you’d like.  Let others know how you put a little play into each day.  Come again soon.  Bring a friend. 

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