Geeking Out with Sweet Suite and Thames and Kosmos
Sweet Suite 14 and Blogger Bash NYC was only twenty days ago but between the boxes of toys arriving here and all of my follow-up emails and posts, it feels like it was yesterday. What a great time and wonderful way to meet brands, other bloggers, and get inspired!
I am blessed with a large extended family, and while that’s great in general, it’s especially wonderful now because I have so many toys in my house. I know, such a problem, right? What to do? Well, some toys will go to the nieces and nephews (ensuring my place as best aunt ever), there will be some giveaways (coming soon), and I’ll donate the rest to a local organization, Cradles to Crayons.
The only item we have opened is a growing crystals kit from Thames and Kosmos (a little #ThrowbackThursday here) from their SPARK – Science in A Flash series. We’ve always loved kits from the most basic to the more involved and generally had some project in process (butterfly kits, anyone?), and they were most likely from the Museum of Science where for years we had a family membership (it was one of the best gifts we have ever received – Thanks, Mom and Dad). We would go to the play space every week (really, winters are long here), and my kids still know and love that museum.
This award winning company has fantastic science kits for all ages and abilities and can be found locally at two of my favorite toy stores, Henry Bear’s Park and Learning Express.
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Here is a bit more about them from their site:
Thames & Kosmos (T&K) was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving informal science education by publishing high-quality science and technology related educational products for children of all ages. T&K places an emphasis on teaching concepts and skills through hands-on modeling of real-world devices and processes, and by offering comprehensive, meaningful reading materials for a rich learning experience. T&K is headquartered in Providence, RI.
Partnership with Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos operates as the North American subsidiary of Kosmos — the 189-year-old, German-based publishing house, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH. Kosmos has an existing line of high-quality science kits that T&K translates, rewrites, and distributes in the English language.
Thames & Kosmos currently offers more than 120 science and experiment kits in thirteen categories: Chemistry, Physics, Alternative Energy & Environmental Science, Technology & Electronics, Biology, Earth Science & Natural History, Fun & Fundamentals, Astronomy, Classic Science, Little Labs, Ignition Series, Sophisticated Science, and Construction Series.
Thames & Kosmos products are highly regarded in the specialty toy and education market. Since the beginning, T&K products have received dozens of awards from the most reputable organizations that review products for children.
Thames & Kosmos sells its products worldwide in retail stores, toy and gift catalogs, specialty toy and hobby stores, museum stores, educational distributors, home-school suppliers, and online stores. For a list of retailers, see the Where to Buy page.