Each year when I tell friends – especially those with kids – that I’m headed to Toy Fair, the first response is generally, “That sounds AWESOME, how do I get in?!”
Unfortunately for my game-loving buddies, this event is not open to the public. Learning the doors are locked tends to conjure up visions of top-secret [...]
Cocktail dress + snow boots, good thing NY Fashion Week is over!
After a monster pre-Toy Fair snow storm (fittingly named Nemo!) threatened to derail months of careful planning, the ThinkFun team braved the elements, the train gods smiled upon the DC-NY route, and we successfully made our way to New York for the show… and [...]
With a verrrrrry ominous weather forecast looming, We at ThinkFun prepare to set out for Toy Fair in New York this weekend! Several members of our team beat the storm and are setting up the booth today and tomorrow, while the rest of us hold our breath and hope that flights and trains make it [...]
Love a good brainteaser? UnHinged is one you’ll have trouble putting down… literally. When we first showed this new puzzle back at Toy Fair in February, I found myself chasing several reporters through the aisles when then puzzle grew legs and walked off with them!
There’s something about the rhythmic flip, fold, stack tactile feel of [...]
Since its launch in February, our first-ever toddler game Roll & Play has been a fantastic success! After it was introduced with a feature on The View during Toy Fair, parents, preschool teachers, therapists, and previously-stumped toddler gift-givers from all over the US have welcomed this soft plush cube with open arms!
(For more horn-tooting, check [...]
This year’s Toy Fair was the best in ThinkFun’s 26 year history at the show – certainly the best of the 3 years I’ve been attending! With 9 rocking new products and a fantastic message to spread to the world about the power of healthy, fun brain play, ThinkFun’s booth was mobbed from opening to [...]
Last year was my inaugural trip to Toy Fair in New York, and I’m thrilled to head out tomorrow for round 2 as a very mildly seasoned veteran!
I can guarantee I’ll still be floored when I walk in, with a kid-in-a-candy-store “where-do-i begin?!” grin on my face… but maybe slightly less nerdy this year? I [...]
Friday the 13th may seem like an inauspicious date, but here’s a great reason to celebrate it…
Today begins the 6 month countdown to New York Toy Fair! Last year was my first year attending, and I had a blast! Check out highlights from the event here, and click here for more recap and some fun [...]
The following post is by speech-language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, featured on her Playonwords blog
Strengthen language skills through play!
SPEECH THERAPY GAMES: S’ MATCH BY THINKFUN
I use fun commercial games for speech therapy all the time. Some are valuable as a reinforcer after a turn of saying a sound, practicing [...]
Check out this trailer from the new film Toyland!
Toyland sheds light into the high stakes world of the 22 billion dollar toy industry, where fun and fortune await those who know how to get inside the mind of a child! Director Ken Sons introduces the inventors behind the biggest toys and games in history while [...]