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The Empathy Toy on CBC’s Our Toronto

This week on CBC’s Our Toronto, host Marivel Taruc catches up with Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari on learning 21st century skills by playing games, and how the Empathy Toy is being embraced by everyone from students to CEOs.

 
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The Failure Toy in Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance gets a preview from our founder, Ilana, of our second toy for teaching 21st century skills – The Failure Toy.

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Twenty One Toys in Financial Post

The Financial Post describes how SheEO’s Radical Generosity initiative supported 5 women-led businesses (Twenty One Toys included!) this year through its revolutionary financing model.

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The Empathy Toy in Yonge Street Media

Yonge Street Media describes how the Empathy Toy has found a home in more than 30 post-secondary institutions, being used by students and staff alike in North America and internationally.

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The Empathy Toy in the Winnipeg Sun

The Winnipeg Sun agrees – toys ARE the new textbooks – in this article about St John’s High School in Winnipeg has “had a huge reduction in bullying” as a result of incorporating the Empathy Toy in their curriculum.

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The Empathy Toy in Forbes’ 2015 Gift Guide for Raising Your Family’s EQ

Forbes has a different take on the classic Holiday Gift Guide this year with this list of toys and games for raising your family’s emotional intelligence, and we’re so happy to see the Empathy Toy included.

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The Empathy Toy on CBC News

CBC News broadcasts footage of Winnipeg students playing the Empathy Toy in this segment taped at the kick off to Everybody Has the Right Week, an anti-bullying initiative spurred by Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

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The Empathy Toy at Maker Festival 2015

The Toronto Public Library recaps their top 5 highlights of this year’s Maker Festival – including The Empathy Toy’s appearance in the brand new “Makers and Games” section.

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Twenty One Toys in Financial Post

The Financial Post profiles Twenty One Toys in this article about our founder Ilana’s story: detailing the origin of the Empathy Toy, and the impetus for launching a startup on a mission to reboot the education system.

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The Empathy Toy in Fast Co Design’s Best Kids’ Design Of 2014

Fast Company runs down their top picks for holiday gifts this year, and nods to empathy as one of the most important traits to teach a child with the inclusion of the Empathy Toy.

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The Empathy Toy in Quartz’ “Toys that help kids become global leaders”

Quartz names the Empathy Toy alongside littleBits kits and Friedrich Froebel’s Gift 1 in this holiday gift guide of toys that help kids become global leaders. With a delightful quote from Pasi Sahlberg, Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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The Empathy Toy in Design Indaba

Design Indaba introduces its readers to the Empathy Toy in this article that notes how the toys are being used in MIT Media Lab’s Global Minimum project in Sierra Leone.

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The Empathy Toy in TIME Magazine

Keep an eye out on magazine racks across America – the Empathy Toy is in TIME Magazine this month as one of 6 new technologies shaping classrooms of the future!

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The Empathy Toy at Creative Mornings

Our founder, Ilana, argues that school is a poorly designed game in this video of her Toronto presentation – part of a global series of Creative Mornings talks on the topic of Play.

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The Empathy Toy in Huffington Post

Huffington Post ponders “What if toys are the new textbooks?” in this article that touches on the importance – and the difficulty – of teaching 21st century skills like Empathy.

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The Empathy Toy in Montreal Gazette

The Montreal Gazette spins an origin story and highlights some initial successes of the Empathy Toy in the early days of Twenty One Toys.

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The Empathy Toy onstage at TEDx

Our founder, Ilana, gives a live demo of the Empathy Toy onstage at TEDxCondordia while discussing opportunities for using toys as tools for teaching 21st century skills.