Mattel’s New Inclusive Barbie Dolls

Mattel is betting on “a multi-dimensional view of beauty” as they continue to make Barbies that are more diverse and inclusive. Their latest cast of characters includes Barbies with vitiligo, hair loss, prosthetic limbs (made in collaboration with young disability advocate Jordan Reeves), and various other attributes. In fact, Barbie is now available in “five body types, 22 skin tones, 76 hair styles, 94 hair …

LEGO Education’s Dynamic New SPIKE Prime for STEAM Learning

Produce and program a robot from a multi-port hub, bricks, sensors and motors

Everyone’s earliest LEGO experiences begin with stacking bricks. This is an observation documented by the team at LEGO Education, an entity within LEGO Group that builds kits and classes to coincide with the STEAM learning system. Founded in 1980, LEGO Education signifies the toy brand’s expansion from pieces and puzzles to lesson plans. Their latest release, SPIKE Prime for middle schoolers, embodies this transformation. From its 528 bricks to its …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Kids + Pets

Design-forward presents for all our favorite little loved ones

One commonality motivates our decision to link children and pets together for a gift guide: we provide love to all types of little ones unequivocally and unconditionally. From simple games to educational toys, delicious treats and uncommon treasures, we’ve included many of our favorites in this year’s Kids + Pets Gift Guide. It’s a collection of thoughtful, charming and well-made products to nourish those we …