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The Fidget Revolution Rolls On

The Fidget Revolution Rolls On

According to a new study mild toe tapping and thumb twiddling can dramatically reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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The Fidget Spinner Craze

The Fidget Spinner Craze

Over the years, what young people have been up to has varied a lot. This means that the trends have changed with them. The machine challenge, the bottle flip challenge, the dangerous and daring knife game are just a few of the things people have been up to. Now comes the fidget spinner. The fidget […]

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Will pink and blue affect what jobs children have in the future?

Will pink and blue affect what jobs children have in the future?

Giving children gender coloured toys could impact on what job they get in the future. According to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), we should rethink choosing pink gifts for girls and blue gifts for boys. They say that 89% of girls’ toys are pink and only a small number are focused on science, technology, […]

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Real Pets versus Robot Pets

Real Pets versus Robot Pets

Do you like pets? Do you like robots? Well have you ever thought about a robot pet? Some people are even predicting that robotic pets will eventually take over real pets. The reason for this is that normal pets take a lot more time and effort to clean up, look after and care for. Whereas robotic […]

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Is Barbie putting on weight?

Is Barbie putting on weight?

The creators of Barbie, Mattel have decided to make different body shaped dolls. If you said the word “Barbie” you would probably imagine a very thin doll with straight blond hair whilst wearing stylish clothes, well not anymore… Now they are known as curvy, petite and tall Barbie but they are still selling original Barbie. […]

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Somalia’s 13-year-old inventor

Somalia’s 13-year-old inventor

    A 13-year-old boy’s interest for making electric model toy cars has given him local fame and a free education. Guled Adan Adbi, from the northwest town of Buhodle in Somalia, figured out how to create model vehicles out of scraps and discarded objects. Then he realised that he could motorise them by taking […]

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Where to find free Lego

Where to find free Lego

Regular visitors to the YJA website may remember a summer article written by Millfield’s Aiden about Lego pieces being washed up on our beaches. Since then, a Facebook page (with over 40,000 likes) has been created for people to report their finds and a ‘hot spot’ map has been published! The most enthusiastic Lego beachcomber […]

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CHIMA leads the way for Lego

CHIMA leads the way for Lego

‘Once a pristine, natural paradise, CHIMA has become a battle ground for eight animal tribes. Best friends are now enemies.’ Record sales Lego’s sales have been boosted by its new Legends of Chima range, which features animal tribe building blocks. The Danish company is now the world’s second-biggest toy maker, behind US firm Mattel. Not […]

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‘Childhood now ends at 12’

‘Childhood now ends at 12’

A survey taken by the BBC suggests that two thirds of people believe that in today’s society controlled by celebrities and the media in children as young as 10 are being pressured to become teenagers and forget all about theirs toys and childhood.