Discovery Toys has Revamped the Super Marbleworks Set!

Wow! The new products in the Discovery Toys fall catalog are hot! As regular readers of this blog know, April Wood, a Discovery Toys Senior Education Consultant, is one of the advertisers on our site, and as such we have been given a sneak preview of the fall catalog!

The traditional Super Marbleworks Raceway Construction set, and the accessory set of extra parts, have been discontinued and replaced with some exciting new sets!

Marbleworks Start Set ($29.99) is similar to the original set with 46 pieces.

The two brand new accessory sets are the Marbleworks Crank-It Up Accessory ($12.99) and the Marbleworks Wild Ride Accessory Set ($14.99).

There is also the Marbleworks Deluxe Set, which is a combination of the other three, and sells for $49.99 (savings of $7.98 versus buying the sets individually!)

Check them out at her website: http://shop.teachwithtoys.com

(Watch this space for more previews of new fall products, which will be available August 27th online!)


Discovery Toys Catalog Online

If you are looking for the full Discovery Toys catalog online, including products such as the Zip Track, the Super Marbleworks Raceway Construction Set, the Castle Marbleworks, Roll & Play, Tot Rock, and lots of others, you can support our sponsors by viewing it here!

Educational books, games, puzzles, and toys are available on April's site, and all porducts are guaranteed for life! Yep. Guaranteed for life. Period.


Discovery Toys Super Marbleworks

Buy the Discovery Toys Super Marbleworks Raceway Construction set here!


We've Moved.

My blog is shutting down at this location, and I will be posting under my new location from this point forward.


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What a sale!

In a bit of blatant marketing, here is a link to April's post announcing the Discovery Toys Winter Sale. It really is great stuff and right now they're running a pretty good sale.

Stock up for those birthdays!


Bredesen discusses ambitions for the next two years

Now that's a long discussion.

Carnivore is Dead.

Anyone believe this? :-)


Hasn't Slept in 20 Years

You read it on the internets, it must be true.


Print 'em. Hand 'em out as needed.

"Just so you know: Everyone around you is being forced to listen to yer conversation"

"Good Old Europe"

"'Good old Europe has made this possible,' German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told a packed hall in Airbus's headquarters in Toulouse, southwest France."


Minnesota Town Hits 54 Below Zero

"it gets old after a while"

Yeah, I would guess so.

Now She Weighs 111 lbs

Kate Stelnick may weigh only 100 pounds, but her appetite is remarkable. The college student from Princeton, N.J., is the first to meet a restaurant's challenge by downing its six-pound hamburger - and five pounds of fixins' - within three hours.

Via Wizbang (with Photos!!)

Things Not To Take to a Presidential Inauguration


"Firearms, weapons of any kind, ammunition (either real or simulated), explosives of any kind (including fireworks), knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any length), aerosol sprays, coolers, thermal or glass containers, mace, pepper spray, sticks, poles, pocket or hand tools (such as a leatherman), packages, backpacks, large bags, duffel bags, suitcases, laser pointers, posters, signs, placards (including supports structures), animals other than guide dogs or service dogs assisting handicapped individuals, strollers, chairs, umbrellas, alcoholic beverages, and any other items at the discretion of the security screeners that may pose a potential safety hazard."

Airbus to Unveil Largest Passenger Jet

For some reason I found this fascinating. By changing the type of paint on the new A380, Airbus dropped 440 pounds off the weight of the plane.

"By using chromate-free paint, engineers got the outer paintwork down to about 350 kilograms (770 pounds), Schoepf said. 'That's compared to 550 kilograms (1,210 pounds) for a plane of this size using other paints.' "


Kennedy on Osama, er, Obama.

Kennedy Slip up:

"Kennedy also mangled the name of the Democrats' new star, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, calling him 'Osama bin ... Osama ... Obama.'"

How To Write Good

This is a great list.

Always avoid alliteration.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Avoid clich├ęs like the plague -- they're old hat.
Employ the vernacular.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

Lots more...


Kennedy's Abortion Rhetoric.

"Referring to abortion, [Ted Kennedy] said Democrats should not yield on a woman's right to choose, but should also acknowledge that 'we are a better society when abortions are rare.'"

I wonder what his reasoning is that we are better off when abortions are rare? Are we better off when plastic surgery is rare? Or hair cuts? If not, what's the difference? Inquring minds want to know.

The silence screams.

Myopic Zeal : The $1 Billion Surplus1.

Where's the MSM?

Toyota drops 'Tsunami' name for sports car model

Good idea. Celica Tsunami, "the new wave of bold style."

Hat tip: Illuminated Donkey.

If a Kid Can Do it...

Kind of a cool story about the "Indian Bill Gates."

Ajay was first exposed to computers as a baby, sitting on his grandfather's lap while he worked. At nine-months of age he could type A B C on the computer, and when he was just two-years-old he managed to surprise his parents by working out how to send email to his grandparents.
When he was just five-years-old, Ajay passed the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) core level examination, scoring 98 percent and becoming the youngest person to pass the examination. He went on to achieve the Expert Level, scoring 93 percent.
Enrolled in the third grade at Harrow International School, Ajay's life is not that different from that of other students. He has to take time to do homework, play football, cricket, and hockey.