The May/June issue of Progressive Preschool is out now

The May/June issue of Progressive Preschool is out now, with almost 90 pages of industry news, commentary and insight. Features include a dedicated preview for Toymaster’s May show as well as valuable feedback on ‘the future of retail’ from retailers across the preschool spectrum. 

Read the May/June 2018 issue now.

If there was ever a good time to get your latest baby product in front of as many people as possible, the weeks following a royal birth have got to be pretty high up there. In the cut-throat world of commercial enterprise, newspapers, television shows and consumer magazines have all been frantically issuing press requests featuring their version of the now-traditional ‘gifts fit for a royal baby’ piece.

That aside, it’s been a busy enough time in the preschool world in the last few weeks, with Harrogate International Nursery Fair proving to be well worth the journey. Next year’s show will be taking place from 24 to 26 March 2019 – and with organisers also ‘delighted’ with this year’s show, we’re looking forward to seeing what next year has to offer.

In the meantime though, we’re looking forward to another trip up to Harrogate for the Toymaster show. Taking place from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 May, the show is essential for any independent retailer looking to give their toy offering a mid-year boost and is always good for spotting which trends are likely to stick around for the summer and through into Christmas.

PPS will be there and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

So what’s in the rest of this issue? In addition to all the regulars, we have also been finding out more about the latest toys for the park or garden this summer, the best gadgets to help make those first mealtimes as painless as possible and have even allowed ourselves a little peek at the most fashionable kids party gear around.

As ever, there’s plenty of other great content to keep you reading as well, with cutting-edge columnists, exclusive interviews and a fresh look at the creative play and games and puzzles sectors.

Read the May/June 2018 issue now.

The move to a digital judging process allows retailers from a wider geographical area to help decide this year's finalists and winners....
Emma becomes national account manager having previously worked at Skip Hop UK....
Limited edition golden figurine helps to mark milestone occasion for company....
Free activities celebrating new books launched as families get ready to enjoy the great British summer....
Cancellation follows latest government guidance on public gatherings; event had been due to take place on September 29-30....
Plumoutside500x500 catches up with a number of outdoor toy suppliers which have been benefitting from the run of glorious weather during lockdown....
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