• School's wooden toy workshop runs on old-fashioned holiday spirit

    3 days ago - By WGN TV

    CHICAGO - Chances are that if you're buying a toy this Christmas you're also picking up a pack of batteries.
    It's rare to see kids with classic wood toys any longer, which is why one Chicago teacher decided to bring back a little old-fashioned holiday magic to his students.
    For the last three weeks, he has transformed the school's art room at Horizon Science Academy into a full-fledged toy making shop. Using their own hands - and a lot of guidance from instructor Peter Legrand - students have been making wooden boats, cars and rolling dinosaurs. Each handmade toy will be donated to a child...
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