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Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide launches Play at Home Fest for May Bank Holiday

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide has launched an online family festival to put play back at the heart of the home, as families worldwide face school closures, lockdown, self isolation, and social distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Play at Home Fest will offer themed virtual stages …

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VTech launches Learn Through This campaign to help parents and teachers educate kids from home

VTech Electronics North America has launched its own initiative to support families and children through this period of upheaval called Learn Through This; a campaign that uses its VTech and LeapFrog brands to support teachers and parents with tools for teaching kids at home. VTech and LeapFrog are offering resources …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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CITV picks up Jetpack’s animated comedy Buck and Buddy in newest broadcasting slate

The independent kids and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has secured a string of new broadcast deals for its portfolio of children’s shows, including Daisy & Ollie, Emmy & Gooroo, Buck & Buddy, and Talking Tom and Friends. The Jetpack shows will be airing this year across a series of international …

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Retail feature: Finding the community in isolation

It’s always worth remembering that in times like these, for every anxiety-inducing headline churned out to cook up one social narrative, there’s an equal and opposite act of positivity happening somewhere and being carried out by someone to counter it. It is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that …

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Children’s Media Conference rebrands as Children’s Media Community for 2020 as it moves its content and conference online

The Children’s Media Conference, now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming The Children’s Media Community for 2020, in response to the cancellation of its planned conference in Sheffield from July 7th to 9th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a revised theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, CMC will …

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A sequel to tabletop gaming’s Gloomhaven has already reached $6m on Kickstarter

The internationally adored tabletop title, Gloomhaven, has got a sequel title now on Kickstarter, and it has just hit over $5 million in crowdfunding. Called Frosthaven, the new project is the follow up title to the tabletop title considered by many to be the best board game invented, delivering the …

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Smyths Toys to take up former Mothercare location in Chester

Toy store giant, Smyths Toys has found a means for expansion amid the ongoing pandemic, with confirmation that the retailer will be opening a new store in Chester. The family-run toy retailer is set to move into a unit previously occupied by Mothercare at Chester’s Greyhound Retail Park, building on …

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Wizards of the Coast brings Godzilla to Magic: The Gathering in groundbreaking deal with Toho Co

Wizards of the Coast has struck a groundbreaking new collaboration with Toho Co that will see the King of Monsters, Godzilla, make its debut in Magic: The Gathering this year. Godzilla will be joined by the other iconic monsters from the franchise, marking a special feature of the upcoming premiere …

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University Games makes move for outdoor market with Maranda Games takeover

University Games is expanding its North American reach with the acquisition of Maranda Games, the team behind popular US outdoor games including Ladderball and board games such as Sneaky Statues. The acquisition has placed University Games in the outdoor sector, a new product category for the games and puzzles specialist. …

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