These toys have secrets!

Toys are always fun to play with, but what do they do when they’re put back in the toy box?  Our friends at Timbuktu have uncovered a story on what toys really do when they’re not in the limelight.

“Did you know that Yoda is studying English grammar? Or that the penguins are concerned about something they read in TIME magazine? And that the recession is hitting Star Wars too?

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All pictures courtesy of Marcos Minuchin

There’s a place to keep up with these updates, and it’s the newly updated site of Secret Life of Toys (SLT).

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All pictures courtesy of Marcos Minuchin

An extremely important project started in 2009 by Marcos Minuchin to document how toys spend their time when they are away from the spotlight, SLT sheds some light on the intimate lives of the heroes of many children (and adults), exposing their hobbies, desires, fears and worries.

From Spiderman to Elmo to – yes – Ghostbuster’s Slimer: they all have a secret life, and Minuchin is on it.”

Read an interview with Lingo to see what our mascot owl does while away from the Reading Kingdom!  Once your children put away their toys, let them continue playing as they learn to read, write and spell with our online reading program.  You can sign up for a free 30 day trial by clicking here.