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Understanding the importance of play with the developing mind
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Understanding the importance of play with the developing mind

A Q+A with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of ‘The Whole Brain Child’

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Mattel’s Global Day of Play supports kids around the world
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Mattel’s Global Day of Play supports kids around the world

How did Mattel employees celebrate this year’s Global Day of Play? By sharing the joy of play with children in need.

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Promising ways to fight the ‘brilliance = men’ stereotype
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Promising ways to fight the ‘brilliance = men’ stereotype

Q+A with New York University psychology professor, Andrei Cimpian

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Olivia Wilde on parenting with purpose
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Olivia Wilde on parenting with purpose

At a recent panel at the United Nations, the actor, director/producer and activist weighs in on key global issues newly amplified by the latest Thomas & Friends series

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Engaging children from an early age
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Engaging children from an early age

Mattel’s Ian McCue on the collaboration behind the new Thomas & Friends

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A cultural conversation–with Barbie
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A cultural conversation–with Barbie

A new documentary positions Barbie as an ever-evolving mirror of feminism in America

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Mapping the future of play
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Mapping the future of play

A Q+A with Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, Mattel’s Director of Child Development and Learning

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Meet the activist toddler
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Meet the activist toddler

A Q+A with social entrepreneur and female empowerment advocate
Jess Weiner

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The value of guided play
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The value of guided play

A Q+A with early childhood development expert Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

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