MY TOY FAIR BLOG
Connetix Tiles are a family-owned Australian business creating award-winning, STEAM accredited magnetic tiles designed to encourage children to explore their imagination and learn through play. Our products are made from non-toxic, ABS plastic, free from BPA, lead and phthalates and are manufactured with ultrasonic welding and rivets for extra safety. As high quality, uniquely bevelled magnetic tiles, Connetix are a toy where play and learning connect.
Having only officially launched our company in June 2019, and with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the toy fair industry, Connetix Tiles are a first-time exhibitor at Toy Fair London. Other toy fairs that we have attended include the Melbourne Toy Fair in March 2020 as well as the 2023 Preview and Holiday Market 2022 in Dallas in September 2022. We are most looking forward to showing the Toy Fair London retailers, buyers, media and the wider industry our bright and colourful booth whilst showcasing our innovative designs such as our signature Pastel Range, Ball Run packs featuring clear, fluted tubes and specialty pieces, our distinctive car bases with real rubber wheels, and exciting geometric shapes such as large hexagons.
A trend that we predict for this year is an increased focus on open-ended STEAM toys such as Connetix Tiles that not only help develop a child’s imagination and creativity, but they also grow with the child. While a younger child may explore the simple colour, shapes and magnetic features of Connetix, as their experience and learning progresses, they may begin exploring building 2D or 3D shapes, designing animals and towers and naturally evolving into complex large structures, ball runs and games.