Tag Archives: STEM

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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Christopher Watts to lead ENGINO sales in UK and Ireland

ENGINO has announced that Christopher Watts will join them with immediate effect to lead sales in the UK & Ireland. He will also have strategic input across all international markets for the company. Christopher is a 30-year toy industry veteran, having held senior UK and International roles at Meccano, Playmobil, Corgi, Epoch and, most …

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Barbie defies gravity: iconic doll enjoys “space” flight to encourage girls into STEM careers

Mattel’s Barbie is partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA) and its only active European female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti to celebrate ‘Women in Space’ and inspire girls everywhere to see the STEM field as a viable career option. The collaboration sees Samantha’s doll sent on a Zero-G flight and educational …

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Ryan’s World links up with NASA to encourage STEM and space exploration among kids

Pocket.watch and its franchise partner, Ryan’s World are embarking on a mission to ignite curiosity and engagement in STEM education and space exploration through a video interview with NASA. Nine year old Ryan Kaji will interview two astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station – NASA’s Megan …

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PlayMonster UK sees ‘overwhelming’ response to My Living World Design a Bug competition

PlayMonster UK has been left ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to its My Living World Design a Bug competition, that saw the toy company whittle down entries from more than 800 primary school students to select its grand prize winner. Suhaan from Warrender Primary School has secured first prize, winning for …

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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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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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STEM toy and Ed Tech specialist Twin wins Smart Toy Artificial Intelligence Award

The UK-based educational technology firm, Twin is celebrating its recent at the Smart Toy Artificial Intelligence Awards organised by the World Economic Forum this month, beating competition from the likes of LEGO to take home first place in the Empowering Toy category. It marks the latest award win for the …

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