Children

Fat Brain Toys details Kidventor Contest finalists

“The big idea that I hope this contest reinforces for kids is that dreams can become reality,” said Mark Carson, President and Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys.

Art of Asmodee: Space Cowboys’ François Doucet on delving into comics, video games and children’s books to find new artists for its board games

We caught up with Space Cowboys’ François Doucet to find out more about why the studio enjoys working with new artists.

Find the gap

Inspired by Disney Plus series The Imagineering Story, Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes looks at why sometimes the most important element of a toy or game is actually the white space in-between all the eye-catching gizmos.

John Lewis and Waitrose launch toy design competition to raise money for the NHS

Kids can send in their ‘super bear’ designs, with the winning creation going on to be sold in stores this Christmas, with profits going to the NHS.

Patience is a Virtue

Play futurist Yesim Kunter questions why some toy companies still don’t have patience when it comes to the design process, and looks at the impact that rushed ideation can have…

Voice activation to become kids’ preferred operating system this year, predicts Kids Insights

“Gen Speak – children using a smart speaker to call up content, answer a homework question or order a new pair of trainers with their own pre-paid credit card – is rapidly becoming the new normal in many homes, and we see this trend continuing,” said Kids Insights’ Nick Richardson.

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