Tag Archives: STEM toys

Thames & Kosmos | “Tech and gadget toys continue to rise in popularity”

With demand for STEM and science kits still unabating, driven by parents keen to deliver their children an educational alternative to screen time and a lift in interest in all things to do with space exploration among young audiences, Thames & Kosmos is primed for continued growth here in the …

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Thames & Kosmos bolsters FEAK XL STEM range as ‘kids interest in space exploration rockets’

Children’s interest in space exploration has rocketed over the past six years, according to the team at Thames & Kosmos UK, who has witnessed ‘steady interest in its astronomy-focused FEAK range of STEM kits’ since new additions were welcomed to the line up earlier this year. Space exploration has been …

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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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Magnetic attraction | Magformers on reinvigorating a category and inspiring a generation through STEM

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, Magformers has built a strong business in the construction category and galvanised the magnetic toy sector with its award-winning products. ToyNews catches up with Magformers UK managing director, David Kelly, to see what’s in the pipeline for the growing company Five years ago, …

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Stimulated brain sales | From the fidget market to sustainable collectables, Brainstorm Toys talks 2021

At the on-set of the pandemic, demand for STEM toys went into overdrive across the UK. For Brainstorm Toys Ltd, it was elementary; provide the market with a portfolio it had been curating throughout its long-standing history with the toy trade. We talk to marketing manager Debra Tiffany about playing …

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Thames & Kosmos bolsters creative STEM toy portfolio with new wave of CREATTO kits

The latest wave of the best-selling creative STEM toy range, CREATTO Series Two has landed at the UK toy firm, Thames & Kosmos UK, as the firm readies for further sell-out success of the range this season. A versatile building system for children aged six and upwards, CREATTO first landed …

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World Book eyes toys, games, puzzles, and science kits move with JRL Group

The Chicago-based international book publisher, World Book, is looking is making its move into the toys, games, puzzles, and science kits space with the appointment of the brand licensing agency, JRL Group. Under the partnership, JRL Group will develop a strategic licensing programme that leverages the global recognition of World …

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Showcase 2021: Thames & Kosmos details new board games, STEM kits, and more

Julia Loeser, Phone: 01580 713000, email: julia@thamesandkosmos.co.uk Board games, science kits, and the surge for STEM Thames & Kosmos is very excited to share their upcoming releases across its 2021 board game and science kit ranges. These include new titles from its EXIT – The Game series, a best-selling EXIT Advent Calendar and …

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