March 8 is International Women’s Day. Congratulations to all women! Amongst many things, women are very inventive and and creative. Here are a few women inventors.
Women inventors? You bet! Ever Since the earliest times women invented things that helped people. These are just a handful. My favourite is the flat bottom paper bag. It sure made shopping easier!
Do you have a favourite recipe? I bet you do. Maybe one for chocolate chip cookies! Imagine not having a recipe to guide you. What would you do? Just throw things together and then hope for the best? Well, that is what people did for centuries until Fannie Farmer came along. Thank goodness for inventions by women.
Rory’s Story Cubes – what a great idea! I discovered Story Cubes the other day when I stopped to get a coffee at
Story Planet, an ingenious space-themed hybrid of coffee shop, creativity hub, literacy writing centre, and boutique store for all things related to the story. Books and games were displayed on shelves along one wall. Read more
My “kids” are adults now. When they were young, I’m sure they would have loved playing the Early Reader Treasure Hunt App by uKloo. I discovered the app the other day when I saw my friend’s children playing it on her smart phone. The FREE app is the digital version of the very successful multi-award winning Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game for young children.
In 1994 Chris Hass was just nine years old when he invented a basketball that could teach players where to put their hands when shooting.
A couple of years ago I attended my niece’s graduation ceremony. She had just completed an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I sat in the balcony and looked down at the long line of students waiting to go up on the stage to get their diplomas. My niece was one of a handful of women in the line up. Where were the rest?
Today on its home page, Google says “Happy Birthday” to Gideon Sundback, the innovator who perfected the zipper! The zipper had already been around for a long time, but it was clumsy to use and came undone easily. Mr. Sundback fixed the problems by coming up with a new and innovative design.
Chris and Will Haughey are two brothers that used their innovation skills to create a new game based on classic wooden toys. They called the new toy Tegu and their new company Tegu Toyworks.
The bitterly cold climate of the Canadian North, where winter temperatures in some areas can fall as low as -40°C, shaped every aspect of life. The founding people – the Inuit – used local, natural materials to develop many things.