For a closer look at the great toys coming out of the New York Toy Fair, check out my interview on WHPL Morning Extra!
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the exciting new toys I’m showcasing during my satellite TV tour (which starts today)!
LEGO DUPLO | Lego
This year LEGO DUPLO celebrates 50 years! DUPLO bricks were created for toddlers to develop their motor skills with chunkier LEGO bricks that are designed for their smaller hands. It doesn’t get any more iconic than this great DUPLO Fire Station that invites kids to build and play with something they recognize in a safe and fun way. There are male and female firefighters, a cute dog and this really fun light and sound brick that adds an authentic touch to their play. Whether learning to stack, build or role play, DUPLO offers a wide variety of skill sets for every learning stage.
Visit Lego.com for more information!
HYDRO STRIKE | Goliath Games
Goliath Games is known for their family skill and action games, with a twist! Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike! In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score, and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick or you’ll get wet! The first player to score 5 times wins. The water feature adds excitement and a surprise twist to the game play. Fun for the whole family.
Visit Goliath Games to learn more!
PAIBOTZ | Pai Technology
Pai Technology introduces PaiBotz, a new coding robotics kit for kids ages 4 and up, that helps children grow, develop, and play by turning screen time into playtime. Kids can program and code 6 different pre-designed PaiBotz or create their own robot! It can be taught to move, dance, make sounds, and light up using the free app. Over 150 uniquely shaped, easy-to-grip blocks with rounded edges will inspire kids’ imagination with tangible hands-on learning, the most natural way for younger kids to learn. And with the 30 interactive Augmented Reality puzzles, they learn even more coding concepts with visual cues.
Available this Spring at https://www.pai.technology/, for use with selected iOS 11 and Android devices.
SPACE ODYSSEY | Sharing Land
With the Space Odyssey Playhouse, by Sharing Land, kids can explore the entire galaxy with their imagination and some great wearable space gear. Constructed of durable cardboard, this eight-sided play environment and sturdy space accessories will blast kids into new realms, no batteries required. Everything is made from 80% recycled materials to reduce the accumulation of space junk, and kids can customize their spaceship with washable markers. When the mission’s complete, the foldable design breaks down in seconds to store until the next inter-galactic mission.
Visit www.sharindland.com for more information.
I hope you all enjoy this sneak peak!
I am delighted to let you know I will be presenting at Spielwarenmesse again this year! Below please find information about my two presentations:
What’s next in toys, games & kids technology
1. *Wednesday Jan 30st 13:00 to 13:45
The TrendGallery 2019 trends
1. *Thursday, Jan. 31st: 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
2. *Saturday Feb 2nd 15:00-15:30
3. *Sunday Feb 3rd 15:00-15:30
Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair 2019, 70 years!
I hope to see you all there!
I will be presenting the Keynote Speech at the “Kids Time,” Eastern European Toys, Games and Baby Products Fair, held in Kielce, Poland this year! Below please find information about my presentation:
I’m pleased to share my “Trends and Innovation” presentation from ToyFest West 2015. The whole presentation is below but broken up into three parts.
Part 1: Introduction and Little Scientists