TTPM Selects ‘Kids First Science Laboratory’ as a 2016 People’s Play Award Nominee!

With the presidential election right around the corner, everyone’s getting in the voting mood, and TTPM has provided you with another chance to let your voice be heard…about your favorite toys!

TTPM’s editorial team has selected nominees in 12 different categories to represent the best toys that 2016 has to offer, and Kids First Science Laboratory is one of 6 nominees for the Geek Toy of the Year! From now until November 29th, you can vote for your top picks and be entered for a chance to win prize packages. 

VOTE HERE to make sure your favorite toys are recognized this holiday season!

Geckobot’ is a 2016 Techaeris Top Pick

Techaeris joins the Geckobot fan club! After playing around with this fun, wall-climbing robot, the leading tech site found it worthy of being named a Techaeris Top Pick for 2016! Check out the detailed review here.

The Toy Insider is also a fan! Click here to read what this top toy site had to say about this innovative robotics kit.


Looking for Tech Toys? Make Sure ‘CodeGamer’ is on Your Radar!

You may have noticed that many outlets are putting together tech toy round-ups this holiday season…and CodeGamer is featured in many of them! Learn more about this coding workshop kit onThe Huffington Post and NY1.


‘Barbie STEM Kit’ Among Top Toys to Inspire Learning

Been hearing a lot about STEM lately? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and toys that incorporate lessons surrounding these topics are in demand right now. Because of this, lots of toy experts are recommending the Barbie STEM Kit this holiday season: it allows kids to learn important STEM-related skills in a fun, engaging way. Read more in The Huffington Post and Financial Review.

FUN FACT: The Barbie STEM Kit, released earlier this year, is Barbie’s first ever science kit.


Learn to code by playing a video game!CodeGamer introduces you to programming in a fun, step-by-step way. Check out our new videoto learn more about this comprehensive kit that teaches the basics of coding, enabling you to write your own programs and invent new applications.


It’s an Electro Hack-O’-Lantern!

Friends at the Narragansett Bay Commission celebrated Halloween with a little help from T&K: they combined parts from our electronics kits, along with some reclaimed refuse, to craft an effigy to eco-friendly energy during their 2016 Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Sets of copper and zinc plates were inserted into a few small pumpkins. Once linked together, the seasonal circuitry generated electricity to bring their wild creation to life! The pumpkin “cells” were filled with salt water in an attempt to increase conductivity. Take a look at the pics below to see the project in its early stages, and click here to see the final Hack-O’-Lantern in action.

Want to come up with an electric idea of your own? Check out our electrical science kits for inspiration.



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