Tag Archives: Educational Toys

Opinion | History in the making… and playing: How the pandemic has shaped toy trends of the future

From hand-washing and mask-wearing within role-play and the renewed focus on child wellbeing through play, to the spike in the kidult market and the evolution of the STEAM and arts and crafts market, there’s not a category within the toy space that hasn’t been touched or influenced by the coronavirus …

Read More »

Learning Resources partners with Numberblocks for new MathLink Cube Numberblocks Activity Set

Learning Resources has lifted the lid on a new MathLink Cubes play-set inspired by and based on the hit children’s series, Numberblocks. The TV series is based on a group of friendly characters that help children see how numbers really work. Called MathLink Cubes Numberblocks 1-10 Activity Set aims to …

Read More »

Edx Education partners with UK kids’ cooking author Annabel Karmel for national children’s campaign

The educational toy brand, Edx Education has launched a campaign partnership with the UK’s popular children’s cooking author, Annabel Karmel with a focus on delivering family bonding activities to help kids recover from a year of disruption caused by the pandemic. The campaign will kick off with a series of …

Read More »

Sweden’s Micki acquires Rubens Barn to boost educational and sustainable doll offering across Europe

The Swedish toy outfit Micki Leksaker, has acquired the organic doll brand Rubens Barn in a move to strengthen its Europe-wide offering of educational and sustainably-focused children’s products. Micki has outlined its intentions to grow its dolls category portfolio as it prepares to complete the acquisition of the Sweden-born doll …

Read More »

‘STEM toys will have an invaluable role to play in a post-pandemic world’, says Osmo CEO

With the likelihood that schools and universities will begin to ‘adopt a more hybrid model’ of offline and online learning in the coming months, experts in the educational toy sector have suggested that a post-pandemic world will see a greater value placed on STEM toys and STEM learning. It’s the …

Read More »

STEAM toy maker Twin Science and its mission to shape the way manufacturers and consumers view toys

The STEAM toy and construction kit specialist, Twin Science, has outlined its mission to shape the way both toy makers and consumers view toys by acting to ‘connect humanitarian values with 21st Century education.’ It’s part of the firm’s central message of making toys that empower children, regardless of their …

Read More »

Surge in demand for STEM toys and science kits ‘will continue well into 2021’ says Thames & Kosmos

Parents looking to help their children catch up on terms of missed education this year will continue to fuel the demand for STEM and educational toys well into 2021, is the message that sector specialist, Thames & Kosmos is promoting as the firm releases details of a restocked portfolio of …

Read More »

Peterkin UK named country-exclusive distributor for educational toy specialist Headu

The international educational and learning toys specialist, Headu, has appointed Peterkin UK as its UK distributor in a partnership that will come into effect as of January 1st, 2021. Headu Srl was founded in Italy in 2017 by Franco Lisciani and Gian Maurizio Basciano and is now distributed in over …

Read More »

Edx Education readies for ‘bumper Christmas’ amid Covid-19 educational toy boom

Edx Education is anticipating a ‘bumper Christmas this year’. following what it has billed as unprecedented worldwide growth in the educational toy market throughout 2020. The firm, recognised as one of Amazon’s best-selling educational toy brands, suggests that the combination of Covid-19 school closures and lockdown measures taken across the …

Read More »

Kids’ audio platform Yoto launches new Phonics pack to assist early learners with speech

The children’s audio platform, Yoto has detailed the launch of its new Phonics pack, a new range that has been designed to assist early learners enhance their speech, listening and reading skills at home. Phonics involves the relationship between sounds and their spellings. The goal of phonics instruction is to …

Read More »