Charlie’s Playhouse is open for business

I saw their line of educational toys at AAI — if you’ve got young kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, check out the growing line of evolution games and toys at Charlie’s Playhouse.


  1. Anon says

    I remember I had dinosaur (and other ancient animal and plant) trading cards as a kid some 40+ years ago (my mother taught science); they were among my favorites! We also had evolution and periodic table board games!

    Yes, I am a science geek.

  2. Karley says

    Those are all adoricute. Reminds me of my love for educational dinosaur books and toys when I was a kid. Anyone else here remember Prehistoric Zoobooks?

  3. D Christensen says

    Wish I had something like this when I was a kid. Actually, I just may buy the Giant Timeline Poster for myself just for the fun of it.

  4. says

    Hmm…I just might buy the poster and donate it to my son’s class.

    I like the “product of natural selection” and “98% chimp” shirts, but the “meet your ancestor” creature looks like a strange sex toy.

  5. Aphrodine says


    Hell yes I remember Prehistoric Zoobooks. I just found the Prehistoric Zoobooks Family Activity Guide while cleaning out my closets the other day.

    The Giant Timeline from Charlie’s Playhouse looks like something I would have loved to have in a classroom when I was in elementary school.

  6. Aphrodine says

    Doubting Foo, haven’t you ever heard of the concept of “sex sells?” ~_^ If anything I want to buy that shirt *even more.*

  7. says


    Autumn is coming. I can feel it.
    The cool nights when I pull my bedsheet up to my chin and dream about spring.
    Rebirth. The great cycle of life.
    Life is renewed, but living things are not.
    Living things, like all other machines
    Wear out and die…
    Like me.

    What am I to make of this? The finite within the infinite.
    From which pool do I drink?
    Should I celebrate my immortality or grieve my mortality?

    I despise not knowing.

    Soon, it will be winter.
    We will retreat inobtrusively into our cloistered sanctuaries
    carrying with us the divine spark, nurturing the finespun flame
    Until it is called forth again by the pleasant and friendly power of rebirth.


    For some, the vital principle will be lost forever
    and they will lie still in the warm earth, their mortal remains
    dissolving and their sempiternal essence dissipated back to the
    Everlasting Universe.

    In others, the divine spark will emerge anew,
    to burn as brightly and defiantly as before.

  8. Hank Fox says

    I liked the T-shirt that said “98% Chimpanzee” and it got me to thinking …

    If humans are 98% chimp, does that also mean chimps are 98% human?

    If not, what’s the number?

  9. Hank Fox says

    #8 – Karley, you do have to target these things for their best use.

    For Hallucigenia, you wouldn’t make dildos. You’d market a line of brushes for removing lichen from brick walls.

  10. funda62 says

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  11. Lana says

    Thanks for recommending this site in time to order for Christmas shopping! I hate shopping and I have six grandchildren.