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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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Sawdust & Rainbows unveils its new STEAM building toy, Scaffer

The Northern Ireland-based activity and climbing toy specialist has unveiled the latest addition to its range of Pikler-inspired toys as it introduces Scaffer, a system designed to encourage STEAM play among children. Taking its name from the trade term for a scaffolder, the unique, safety-tested system of interlocking boards cut …

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LEGO Education and NASA launch STEAM learning series ahead of the Artemis I mission

LEGO Education has detailed a new collaboration with NASA to launch a free digital STEAM learning series this September, designed to spark curiosity and engagement in STEAM through the upcoming Artemis I mission. Called Build to Launch: A STEAM Exploration Series, the 10-week series includes interactive episodes and open-ended prompts …

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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 …

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Mattel launches its Dr Maya Angelou Barbie in latest from the Inspiring Women series

Mattel is honouring the writer, author, activist, and teacher, Dr Maya Angelou with the launch of a special Barbie created in her likeness, in order to celebrate the figure best known for using her voice and writing style to inspire generations of Americans. The new launch is part of Barbie’s …

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STEM specialist No.66 Studios jumps on mini arcade trend with EnigmaBot launch

The tech toy and STEM specialist, No.66 Studios is bridging the gap between construction play and digital-physical interactive play with the launch of its EnigmaBot – Create Your Own Game Building Kits and Explore to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Developed to encourage kids and families to get hands on with …

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STEAM focused entertainment brand GoldieBlox prepares for “rapid growth over coming years”

The toy firm turned media and entertainment powerhouse, GoldieBlox has made a suite of new appointments to its leadership team as the company prepares for rapid growth in the coming years, including further moves into the consumer products sector, led by its new EVP of operations and partnerships, Tim Erickson. …

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Sphero acquires school specialist LittleBits in power play for STEAM market

The connected STEAM toy specialist, Sphero – the firm behind that popular licensed Star Wars BB8 – has acquired the kids coding toy company, LittleBits. The takeover was detailed last week for an undisclosed sum. Before the deal, the two companies were closely aligned, with similar business models that sell …

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Egmont and LEGO partner on new kids’ magazine with a focus on STEAM learning

The UK children’s magazine publisher, Egmont has detailed the launch of a new LEGO title, boasting a STREAM focus to inspire young readers into topics across science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The title will combine the creativity of LEGO with Egmont Publishing’s editorial to introduce a playful and educational …

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Messy goes to Okido makers launch first coding board game on Kickstarter

Okido, the London-based team behind the STEAM learning series Messy Goes to Okido on CBeebies, has joined forces with the educational toy and game firm OjO to launch a new coding board game for kids. Called Which Way? the games has been launched via a Kickstarter campaign with ta target …

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