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.