Tag Archives: Inclusivity

Disney bolsters its adaptive roleplay and wheelchair cover sets with Star Wars and Marvel lines

Disney has added a new line up of adaptive roleplay kids’ costumes and wheelchair cover set to a range it launched last year, bolstering its inclusive play lines with the addition of costumes inspired by Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and a The Mandalorian Wheelchair cover set. …

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Melissa & Doug launches major new sustainability drive under Project Restore

The international toy company, Melissa & Doug has detailed a major new sustainability initiative focused on environmental and social measures under the campaign title, Project Restore. The initiative will guide the company in its existing work on environmental responsibility, social equity, and inclusion, as well as its ambitious new plan …

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Rubies makes dress up inclusive with new range of adaptive costumes

Rubies has released a new range of adaptive costumes designed for children with limited mobility and boasting a selection of features that makes them optimised for ease of wear, accessibility and fitting. The new collection has been designed to enable all children – regardless of their level of ability – …

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Asmodee research group Game in Lab launches virtual summit for board game development and inclusivity

The Asmodee research group, Game in Lab, has teamed up with Analog Game Studies to host a new two-day virtual summit for board game research and inclusivity. Called GENeration Analog, the event will feature over 30 panelists and three keynotes discussing how the evolution of societal attitudes around tabletop RPGs …

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Opinion | Play culture: Conversations around inclusive toys need to be bigger and better

Desriee Asomuyide is the founder and creator of the children’s brand Little Omo, an inclusive and multi cultural preschool brand that aims to encourage conversations around diversity and inclusivity within the toy and play space. Here, she talks us through the importance of turning the volume right up on the …

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The Sensory Toy Shop | “SEN toys deserve a High Street presence. And we’re supplying that.”

A newly opened toy shop in the north of England has laid out its plans to become a ‘hub for families across Merseyside’ in supplying toys, products, and resources for SEN children. The Sensory Toy Shop is an independent, inclusive toy shop situated in Wirral that, having opened on the …

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UK inclusive flashcard brand Little Omo details plans for toys and educational product launch

Plans are well underway for the launch of a range of educational resources and toys representing children of colour under the Little Omo brand name, following the strong positive reception to the brand’s educational flashcards among audiences in the UK and internationally. Little Omo is an inclusive brand with a …

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Tonies outlines plans to ramp up diversity and inclusivity within audio story portfolio

Tonies has outlined its efforts to introduce greater diversity into its portfolio of audio-storytelling figures in order to better reflect the world of storytelling today. In an exclusive interview with ToyNews, the award-winning children’s audio system underlined new efforts it will be making to ensure that children ‘are able to …

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Lottie Dolls celebrates World Down Syndrome Day with Rosie Boo doll inspired by six year old Rosie

Lottie Dolls has launched its first doll inspired by a six year old girl with Down’s Syndrome, with £1 from the sale of each doll being donated to a local Down’s Syndrome Charity. The doll, called Rosie Boo, has been inspired by six year old Rosie Kneen from Ludgersall, who …

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Sight loss charity Guide Dogs UK creates The Gruffalo scents to make story time inclusive

Magic Light Pictures and Macmillan Children’s Books have partnered with the sight loss charity, Guide Dogs to answer the age old question: what does the Gruffalo smell like? Via this innovative new partnership, characters from the popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson – Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake, and the Gruffalo …

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