Notes from the Team at Twenty One Toys

Announcing the freshest updates & newly released resources

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Ilana Ben-Ari and the Failure Toy on BNN Bloomberg with Amanda Lang

One week into the launch of the Failure Toy on Kickstarter, Twenty One Toys founder, Ilana Ben-Ari, takes the toy to BNN Bloomberg to play with Amanda Lang!

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The Globe and Mail – Inside The Creative Mind Of A Professional Funster

The Globe and Mail takes us “inside the creative mind of a professional funster” in their profile of Twenty One Toys founder, Ilana Ben-Ari, and her “groundbreaking toy designs.”

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TechVibes – Failure and Empathy Becomes Innovation at Twenty One Toys

“Twenty One Toys is not a tech company, or at least not a traditional one,” says Greenwood in his spotlight of our company, toys, and founder, Ilana Ben-Ari, in Techvibes.

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Twenty One Toys wins Mississauga Canadian Export Challenge Pitch Competition

Startup Canada names Twenty One Toys founder, Ilana Ben-Ari, winner in regional Pitch Competition!

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The Empathy Toy in Chatelaine

Canadian Magazine Chatelaine prints an excerpt from Journalist Amanda Lang’s latest book, The Beauty of Discomfort. In writing about the Empathy Toy and the skills it helps build, Lang further confronts the impact of discomfort on how kids learn lessons for the rest of their lives.

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2018 Year in Review

We’re breaking records and temporarily out of Empathy Toys!

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A note about our products…

Twenty One Toys is committed to spreading empathy through the toys we create and through our company values. We’re committed to green business practices, and to better serve our community and the planet, we have some important updates to share.

Events

Twenty One Toys at Maker Festival 2018!

The team at Twenty One Toys is thrilled to be bringing the Empathy Toy to Maker Festival’s Maker Extravaganza at the Toronto Reference Library this weekend!

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A Mid-Year Update

We’re breaking records and temporarily out of Empathy Toys!

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The Empathy Toy on Global News Morning

We’re back in Winnipeg! On her way to keynote at the DisruptED conference this week, our founder, Ilana Ben-Ari brings the Empathy Toy to Global News Morning to chat about the importance of empathy to the future of work and learning.

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The Empathy Toy on CTV News

How is a tool for empathy helping our communities thrive in the face of technology and automation in the future of work? CTV Winnipeg has the story bright and early in this Community Connection segment for their live Morning show!

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2017 Year in Review

Last year, we made a commitment – to make 2017 a year for empathic leadership! Our team is thrilled to share our highlights from one amazing year!

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Twenty One Toys 5 Year Anniversary Party!

5 years in, and we’re still going strong! Nothing would make us happier than celebrating this success with our community, so please save the date!

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Twenty One Toys at Maker Festival 2017!

The team at Twenty One Toys is thrilled to be bringing the Empathy Toy to Maker Festival’s Maker Extravaganza at the Toronto Reference Library this weekend!

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2016 Year in Review

In a year that’s been incredibly divided, we travelled around the world, meeting our community and seeing how playing with empathy can bring people together…

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PODCAST – Ilana Ben-Ari on PlayGrounding

Twenty One Toys founder, Ilana Ben-Ari guests on the PlayGrounding – a podcast about the power of play!

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The Empathy Toy on CBC’s Our Toronto

This week on CBC’s Our Toronto, host Marivel Taruc catches up with Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari on learning 21st century skills by playing games, and how the Empathy Toy is being embraced by everyone from students to CEOs.

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Getting Started Videos Now Online

We’ve just launched 6 new videos with everything you need to know about getting started with your Empathy Toy. Check them out and let us know what you think!

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The Failure Toy in Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance gets a preview from our founder, Ilana, of our second toy for teaching 21st century skills – The Failure Toy.

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Twenty One Toys in Financial Post

The Financial Post describes how SheEO’s Radical Generosity initiative supported 5 women-led businesses (Twenty One Toys included!) this year through its revolutionary financing model.