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Celebrate National STEM Day with Learning Toys

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles shape the world we live in. Now, more than ever before, it’s important to emphasize these concepts as part of the way kids learn, grow, and play. From… read more

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The Smartest STEM Toys on CBS Cleveland

Toy Insider Senior Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS Cleveland to talk about the season’s smartest STEM toys. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for a full… read more

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IMHOTEP

Players take on the role of ancient Egyptian architects and try to transport their stone blocks to the most valuable positions at the construction sites. After players choose an action, they must unload their blocks… read more

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KIDS FIRST ROBOT ENGINEER

Follow along with Ty and Karlie as they build various robots to perform tasks and solve problems in the factory. The robots have moving parts, wheels, and gears, so preschoolers can build a foundation for… read more

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MAGIC: GOLD EDITION

Learn, practice, and perform 150 magic tricks and illusions with this magic kit. The instruction manual walks kids through each trick, and comes with everything they need to be the next Houdini.

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BARBIE STEM KIT

This project kit includes a Barbie or Nikki doll, plastic building pieces, and science experiment materials to create seven models. Each model is built to “Barbie-scale” and is compatible with the original Barbie Dreamhouse.

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STEM Skills Are on Trend with Barbie STEM Kit

We know two things about Barbie: She’s fashionable and she can literally do anything she wants. Thames & Kosmos reinforces what we know to be true with the Barbie STEM kit, a kit that uses… read more

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Head Back to School with These Hot Toys on Fox Chicago

What better way to show off on the first day of school than with some awesome new toys? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht dropped by Fox 32 Chicago to show off some of the hottest… read more

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Rule Ancient Egypt with Imhotep

The real Imhotep was a powerful mastermind behind many Egyptian structures that we know and recognize today—and now, Thames & Kosmos is channeling his eye for strategy, advancement, and design in its new game with the same title. Imhotep… read more

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Get Ready for Back to School with Educational Toys on The Today Show

  Summer may be in full swing, but back-to-school is just around the corner. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by the TODAY Show to show off some of the best educational toys to get… read more

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