Question: “What Makes a Classic Toy?”
Short answer: “Morph-O-Scopes Circus Kit”
So says child and learning expert Stevanne Auerback, who recently added the Circus Kit to Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys 2011list. “Toys that have become true classics are often overlooked in the rush to get the ‘hot’ new playthings,”adds Dr. Toy, who keeps her eye on the endearing and enduring qualities of toys when recommending her Best Classics – toys that have been available for ten, fifty, or a hundred years or more.” Dr. Toy has just honored OOZ & OZ’s Morph-O-Scopes Circus Kit for its timeless, unique optical illusion art and science play for kids 5-14. “This beats the pants off plain old coloring,” adds Dr. Toy.
“It is a very special honor to be included in the Best Classic Toys list,” says Myrna Hoffman, Morph-O-Scopes inventor and Managing Director of OOZ & OZ. “Our Circus Kit has been delighting kids and the grown-ups who love them for nearly two decades!”
TRUE STORIES OF FINDING SUCCESS, PASSION, AND FULFILLMENT IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
2011 Silver Medal Winner – Nautilus Book Award and Axiom Business Book Award
It is a common refrain. Be it the loss of a job at middle age or an impending retirement, many of us find ourselves asking “What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life?” A scientific revolution has been slowly brewing. The stereotypes of old age have been tossed aside and a groundswell of research has emerged, confirming that our brains can remain fit as we get older. We need only a goal to motivate and a little discipline to spark a new life. What Should I do with the Rest of My Life? shares inspiring tales of thirteen people who looked 60 in the face and realized it was only the beginning. These thirteen are doing what many want to do – living their dreams and succeeding in the improbable and the significant. Myrna Hoffman is honored to be one of the lucky thirteen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
West Seattle inventor has won 25 national awards.
By Patrick Robinson, West Seattle Herald, July 20, 2009 …………………(VIDEO)