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Preschool Little House Pretend-Play Nurtures Young Imaginations

Posted by Steve Geneseo on Sep 20th 2022

Preschool Little House Pretend-Play Nurtures Young Imaginations
Quality toys can be much more than just a diversion or distraction. Especially during early childhood development, toys which include recognizable characters from favorite storybooks can encourage dramatic play through manipulation of figures (or even dressing as those characters) while at play. According to Will Erstad of Collegis Education, when children act out scene … read more

Scrapbooking: Cherishing The Treasures in The Queen’s Treasures

Posted by Sean Catino on Jul 15th 2022

Scrapbooking: Cherishing The Treasures in The Queen’s Treasures
The toys that we love tell a story of who we are, who we were, and the memories we hold near and dear to our hearts. Too often we put these memories in the attic to collect dust as adulthood pushes us to more pressing matters. Between the taxes, the jobs, and the mailboxes stuffed with bills, is there a way that any of us can afford to keep the time and space to still keep thes … read more

NO PLASTICS - The Queen’s Decree Minimal Plastic Use Products For Safety & Environmental Preservation

Posted by Sean Catino on Jul 8th 2022

NO PLASTICS - The Queen’s Decree Minimal Plastic Use Products For Safety & Environmental Preservation
It’s no question that plastic management will play a huge role on the world stage in the decades to come. In the Issue Debrief by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, it’s reported that “At least 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, and plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris found from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.” Moreover, the … read more

Celebrating Julia Lathrop, America’s “First Official Mother”

Posted by Sean Catino on Jun 28th 2022

Celebrating Julia Lathrop, America’s “First Official Mother”
The Queen’s Treasures not only offers a rich collection of heritage-inspired pioneer doll collections. We also offer a chance to celebrate the pioneering spirit that built the West into a global hub for culture, art, science, and innovation. It’s no secret that all of this was built through the hard work and determination of pioneering women. In honor of the brave and courageou … read more

The Queen’s Treasures Invites You to Learn & Embrace Our Grand American History of Toys

Posted by Sean Catino on Jun 17th 2022

The Queen’s Treasures Invites You to Learn & Embrace Our Grand American History of Toys
Toys were not always common in American households. In a blog detailing the history of toys, Rebecca Onion reports “In the first half of the 19th century, American homes—especially the poorer ones—were still relatively barren of playthings.” Children had to build their own toys if they weren’t employed or if they had free time on their hands. In early American history, pre-asse … read more
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