Tag Archives: Educational Toys

WHAT’S IN STORE? I Educational toy retailer Chalkboard

For educational toy shop Chalkboard, “location, location, location” is everything. Situated on Battersea’s Northcote Road, the store is slap-bang in the heart of South London’s Nappy Valley, a place where, according to Chalkboard’s co-owner Chris Songprasert, you “trip over buggies and scooters and dogs” when you go for a walk. …

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TOYMASTER PREVIEW: Smart Toys and Games

The worldwide leader in multi-level logic games, Smart Toys and Games has a host of exciting new products to unveil at the Toymaster Show. Spring 2022 sees the arrival of three new editions in the brand’s bestselling IQ Games collection: IQ Love, IQ Stixx and IQ Six Pro. Each game is unique, with an innovative game mechanic; they offer varying …

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More top accolades for Wilton Bradley’s Waterwall

Wilton Bradley’s educational water-play toy Waterwall has been awarded a Good Toy Guide Recommendation by Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide. The indoor/outdoor toy, which helps children of three and over learn about gravity, angles and water flows and provides valuable sensory, screen-free playtime, was praised as a great team-building toy by …

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Orchard Toys announces North America licensing agreement with Moose Toys

Leading educational games and jigsaws manufacturer Orchard Toys has confirmed a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Moose Toys to support its plans to expand the Orchard Toys Brand within the USA and Canada. Partnering with Moose Toys will ensure continued support of existing retail distribution as well as the development …

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Amaroni launches B2B website

Educational toy and games distributor Amaroni has launched a new B2B website that aims to offer a streamlined and simplified purchasing process for retailers.   Amaroni’s product range is sourced from toy producers that embrace social responsibility in a variety of ways and the new trade website will give ‘real time’ …

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STEM specialist Engino’s virtual toy fair goes live today

In the wake of the cancellation of the Nuremberg and New York toy fairs, Engino will hold a Virtual Toy Fair throughout this month from today, 1 February, to showcase its latest products for 2022. An Engino spokesperson says: “As one of the top European manufacturers of high-quality innovative STEM toys, we’re inviting …

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Mars Growth provides early learning toy brand PlayShifu with $7 million credit line

Mars Growth, a Liquidity and MUFG joint venture fund, has provided award-winning early learning company PlayShifu with a $7M credit line, bolstering PlayShifu’s recent funding round. PlayShifu plans to use the additional capital to keep pace with its unprecedented growth in the US as well as another 35 markets. PlayShifu …

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LEGO Education introduces ‘complete learning system’ to encourage kids into STEAM

LEGO Education has detailed the launch of a new collection under its LEGO Education SPIKE banner, developed to encourage primary school children into STEAM learning, while supporting literacy, maths, and social-emotional development. Called LEGO Education SPIKE Essential, the new launch joins the already established LEGO Education SPIKE Prime, LEGO Education …

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Masters of the basics | How K’NEX and Basic Fun are ‘breaking the STEM toy space wide open’

When K’NEX first launched on to the scene way back in 1992, the idea that it would one day become a core product within the children’s STEM education space hadn’t yet began to sprout. The K’NEX of the ’90s was very much more focused on imaginative play and building without …

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Cogs’ worth | Meet the scientists on a mission ‘for a better STEM toy market’

A team of STEM toy specialists is calling for a major rethink from toy companies and their approach to developing products for the educational toy market, citing that ‘too many today begin by offering their own solutions first.’ Upper Story is the US team behind an endeavour to encourage new …

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