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Launch into Fun with the Magformers Sky Track Play Set

The sky’s the limit! Kids won’t even realize they are learning about physics and motion as they build unique, gravity-defying tracks with the 64-piece Sky Track Play Set, from Magformers. Designed for kids ages 3… read more

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Build in Color with KEVA Color Pops from MindWare

It’s all about the ~asthetics.~ KEVA Color Pops is the most color-pleasing construction toy that my eyes have ever feasted. The wooden planks, form MindWare, make constructing shapes, symbols, towers, and all kinds of other designs,… read more

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Geometiles Gives Math a Reputation Makeover

With the Geometiles 96-piece construction set, from Imathgination, kids build structures that teach them important math concepts. Featuring plastic, colored shapes that snap together, the set includes 12 squares, 24 equilateral triangles, 24 right scalene triangles… read more

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Build (Don’t Swipe) with Magik Play STEM Learning Games

Who knew a block of wood could be a smart toy? With the Magik Play Starter Kit, from Magikbee, kids all different ages can collaborate with one another in the real world to find success… read more

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Cubetto Allows Hands-On Coding for Preschoolers

Goal: $100,000 Funding period: April 7, 2016 Creator: Primo Toys Cubetto, a small wooden box on wheels, is the newest coding toy for kids. The toy is designed to introduce preschoolers to basic, hands-on coding without… read more

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MyFamilyBuilders Celebrates Family Diversity

Goal: $25,000 Funding Period: Until Sept. 25 Creator: MyFamilyBuilders Toy inventor Ez Karpf noticed that most toy shelves were filled with products that depicted one type of family: one dad, one mom, one boy, and one… read more

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Get the Ball Rollin’ with Ball and Ramp

Goal: $10,000 Funding Period: Until July 20, 2015 Creator: Andrew Freuh Ball and Ramp is a new toy that lets kids and parents create their own interactive sculpture. It is made up of folded paper and marbles,… read more

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Bring Your Trucks to Life With Light

Kids love to build and create, but for a construction toy to be really successful it must offer kids something extra once they’ve made the finished product. With the Laser Pegs Power Block 8-in-1 Truck kids… read more

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Soft Blocks For Baby Building Play

Baby Clemmy blocks from Clementoni are for kids, ages 6 to 18 months. They are the softest building blocks I’ve ever touched. They are also easy to grip and simple to stack, helping little ones… read more

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Ionix Shapeshifts the Construction Category

Construction toys are on the rise lately, with companies cranking out the same classic plastic brick in new sets for both boys and girls.  The standard rectangular, plastic, snap-together bricks have been around for years,… read more

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