The game of cooties lets children learn about the idea of contagion, but kid culture and wordplay aren't meant for adults.
In the nineteenth century, enterprising toymakers developed a novel way to bring theater into the home.
While children will undoubtedly counter myriad difficulties as they navigate life--and it does them a disservice to pretend otherwise--exposure is a double edged sword.
In the late 1890s, Bertha Corbett set up her own illustration studio in Minneapolis. Her simple drawing of children in sunbonnets became her ticket to success.
Jack Ezra Keats's 1962 book The Snowy Day featured an African-American protagonist, a first for a full-color children’s book.
The film Goodbye, Christopher Robin tells the story of how A.A. Milne's popular children's stories damaged his son, the real-life Christopher Robin.