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Practicing Play

We are a playful species. Evidence of toys goes back to ancient times. The Greeks played with yo-yos, the Chinese flew kites, and the Romans had wooden dolls. Even the word “play” is significant in its breadth. We play sports. We play instruments. We join playgroups and have play dates. We create playrooms filled with toys that spark the imagination ... Read More »

What’s a “magalog” anyway?

It didn’t take more than a couple of weeks after we opened the first Magic Beans store for the first customer to ask for our catalog. A catalog!? We had a garage full of Legos and a basement full of Maclaren strollers. We definitely did not have a catalog. Fast forward a couple of years later, and the idea no ... Read More »