On Winnie-the-Pooh's 92nd Birthday, a Reminder to Take Child's Play Seriously

Few remember that the Pooh Bear story and phenomenon began with the real teddy bear of a real little boy.

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On February 13, 1924, a poem called “Teddy Bear,” by A.A. Milne, was published in Punch, the British magazine of humor. In it, Winnie-the-Pooh did not yet appear under his famous stage name but as “Edward.”...