Suzy Roberts from United Art & Education, with seven store locations in Ohio and Indiana
“For décor, we like the way Carson-Dellosa is expanding its Industrial Chic line with Industrial Café. There is very little décor available for high school, and this will appeal to older kids and teachers.
“We will likely present a combo of Carson-Dellosa’s Simply Stylish Tropical and Creative Teaching Press’s Monstera Leaves.
“I LOVE the Travel the Map theme from Teacher Created Resources. With the Olympics this summer, it may really do well.
“There are two new vendors that we will look closely at for fourth quarter next year. Amigo Games is a German manufacturer with offices in Texas. They make games for children and families. Each one has five rules or less and costs $20 or less – good for teachers and parents. The games are European quality with nice components. duck-a-roo is a matching game for kids age 3 and up. L.L.A.M.A., for age 8 and up, was nominated for the 2019 German Toy of the Year.
E-Blox is the other vendor. Their Circuit Blox sets and Power Blox sets are perfect additions to a STEM curriculum. They’re also fun to put together at home – they’re compatible with other plastic brick blocks.”