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Characters and books 'teach shapes and morals'.

‘Shape Kids ideal for UK market’, says inventor

A NEW Zealand-based toy inventor and children’s book author is looking for ‘that special someone’ to help bring her range of Shape Kids toys and books to the UK.

British-born Janet Grime started developing her range of buildable shape character toys and their tie-in books four years ago.

Grime developed the toys to encourage toddlers’ dexterity and imagination development, while the book series aims to help kids learn about sharing and honesty.

The self-funded inventor has spent over $80,000 on getting the range – aimed at children aged between three to six – to its current stage of development.

“There are a few shops in New Zealand that sell them as well as play centre shops,” explained Grime. “I would love to get these in the UK and am looking for that special someone to see the potential of the range in the UK market.”

The wooden shapes connect together in various patterns and designs, and have so far been meet with positive feedback from children and parent alike.

“Teachers tell me these are the best things they have ever seen because they teach kids shapes and morals in a great way.”

Grime plans to bring the Shape Kids range to future UK toy expos in London.

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