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***Panelcraft Partners with S&S Worldwide!*** August 07 2017

Panelcraft Inc. is proud to announce that it is partnering with S&S Worldwide for the distribution of its award-winning magnetic construction sets, Heat Sheets, and Mirror Inserts. The S&S Worldwide family strives to delight customers with fun, hands-on learning products for the young and the young at heart, and the things that drive you to develop unique spaces for learning and creativity are the same things that drive them to provide superior savings, service and selection.

Jeff Whittaker, Panelcraft president states, “This is another major milestone in the Panelcraft journey and we are proud to work with a company that has a 100 year legacy of providing quality products to America’s children.”

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Behind the Scenes at the Panelcraft Video Shoot August 03 2017


Panelcraft Recalled Batch #7 Building Sets Due to Choking Hazard August 01 2017

Recall Summary

 

Name of Product: Batch #7 Rainbow Solids and Rainbow Dream Builders Sold from November of 2016 to January 7th, 2017.

 

Hazard:  The building sets corner welds can break, allowing the panels and frames to separate and release magnets during play. When released, exposed magnets can create a choking hazard to young children.

 

Remedy: Replace

Panelcraft replaced the Batch #7 building sets, free of charge, under the guidance of the CPSC (Recall # 17), between January and June of 2017. All but 3 of the building sets have been replaced, however if a consumer believes they still have a Batch #7 building set they should immediately stop using it and take it away from children. Contact the firm to receive a prepaid shipping label for returning the recalled sets for a free replacement set including shipping. 

Consumer Contact: Panelcraft toll-free at 888-288-7615 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.panelcraft.com and click on Contact Us for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,000

 

Description: This recall involves two styles of Panelcraft™ Rainbow magnetic building sets. The Rainbow Solid Builder set includes 19 pieces: 11 solid panels in red, yellow, green, blue and purple and 8 white windows that measure about 9 inches by 9 inches. The Rainbow Dream Builder set includes 19 windows in red, yellow, green, blue and purple that measure about 9 inches by 9 inches

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Discount School Supply, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Panelcraft and Tout About Toys from November 2016 through January 2017 for between $120 and $150.

Importer/Distributor: Panelcraft Inc., of Dearborn, Mich.

Manufactured in: China

 

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Rainbow Solid & Dream Builder


***Panelcraft Continues International Expansion with Quality Classrooms!*** March 26 2017

Panelcraft Inc. is proud to announce that it is partnering with Canada-based Quality Classrooms for the distribution of its award-winning magnetic construction sets. With catalog distribution to over 50,000 classrooms across Canada, Quality Classrooms takes pride in providing quality educational products backed by Canada's best price guarantee.

Jeff Whittaker, Panelcraft president states, “We are excited to team up with the number one early learning retailer in Canada, which adds to our distribution in Indonesia, to expand our distribution outside the United States.”


*Hey Early Learning Professionals! Come join us Wednesday, May 3rd at the Young Child Expo in NY City!* December 21 2016

*Hey Early Learning Professionals!* Come join us Wednesday, May 3rd at the Young Child Expo in NY City for our workshop presentation, "STEM, STEAM and Beyond with Panelcraft".

Panelcraft & Young Child Expo

 


Shipping Deadline for Christmas is December 20th! December 16 2016

All Panelcraft orders placed on, or before December 20th will arrive before Christmas.

Pictures from the 2016 Collaborative Conference in Dearborn! December 04 2016

Panelcraft had another terrific exhibition at the 2016 Collaborative Conference in Dearborn, MI. Attendees were excited to see Panelcraft's new products, including Heat Sheets, Mirror Inserts, and Panelcraft Earth Solids. Pictured below are Chad and Jeff with representatives from some of our partners; Kaplan Early Learning, High Scope, and Discount School Supply.

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Panelcraft and Discount 


Congratulations, Loretta Powell from Detroit Michigan! December 01 2016

You won the Panelcraft Dream Builder Giveaway at the 2016 Collaborative Conference!

Panelcraft Presents, "STEM, STEAM and Beyond" at the CSHC Conference! November 12 2016

Panelcraft gave its first professional development workshop at the Community Sharing for Health Caring conference in Howell Michigan on Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Participants gained insights into features of 21st century block play, and earned Continuing Education Credits in the process. A good time has had by all.

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*Photos From NAEYC 2016!* Tout About, Kaplan and Panelcraft! November 07 2016

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***Hey Early Learning Professionals!*** October 24 2016

Come play with us Wednesday November 2nd through Saturday November 5th at our first NAEYC Conference in Los Angeles California! We will be teaming up with Tout About Toys!

Panelcraft and NAEYC


***Panelcraft Exhibit is Now Open at Impression 5!!!*** October 16 2016

This 350 piece exhibit is designed to promote team building and problem solving skills. Explore what you can build with Panelcraft at the Impression 5! Also, sets of Panelcraft are available to go in the museum store!

Located on Museum Drive in Downtown Lansing, the Impression 5 opened in 1972 and serves over 120,000 families and visitors each year!

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***PANELCRAFT JOINS FORCES WITH WAYNE RESA!*** August 26 2016

Panelcraft, the world’s first and only large scale magnetic toy company, is partnering with the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) to equip over 450 Head Start preschool classrooms throughout Wayne County Michigan. In addition, Panelcraft will be providing STEM-themed professional development training to the nearly 2000 preschool teachers whose classrooms will be receiving Panelcraft. Each classroom will be equipped with Dream Builder and Rainbow sets for a total of 76 magnet construction blocks in each classroom, empowering children to design, build and explore in an open-ended learning experience at a scale they can relate to."We're thrilled to be working with the large and dedicated group of professionals in the Wayne RESA system. Having the opportunity to provide customized, relevant professional development and support to classrooms so close to home is truly exciting”, said Chad Richert, Executive Vice President of Panelcraft.

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About Panelcraft

Panelcraft’s mission is to design, manufacture, market and sell the world's best and only large-scale magnetic construction toys in order to empower children to design, build and explore their world. To do this, they support families, day care centers, schools and museums with the highest quality products and educational materials.
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Panelcraft Teams Up with Tout About Toys! June 27 2016

Panelcraft Inc. is proud to announce that it is partnering with Tout About Toys for the distribution of its award-winning magnetic construction sets. Starting in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tout About Toys has grown to Service California, the United States and now the world. Their mission is to spark the imagination, instill learning through play, and foster the development of children and youth in all aspects.

 Jeff Whittaker, Panelcraft president states, “Tout About has a rich history of introducing exciting new products to the early learning market, and we are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with Tout About for our very first NAEYC conference in Los Angeles California this November.”

Tout About Toys


Panelcraft Teams Up with Discount School Supply! June 15 2016

Panelcraft Inc. is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Discount School Supply Company for the distribution of its award-winning magnetic construction sets. Discount School Supply is a leading distributor of early learning products and offers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, supported by an extraordinary level of service. Discount School Supply is also the provider of HighScope educational resources materials.

Jeff Whittaker, Panelcraft president states, “We are excited by the opportunity to partner with yet another leader in early learning. Their partnership with HighScope is a hallmark of their genuine support for research and innovation in the early learning industry.”

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***Congratulations Melissa Parker from Swartz Creek GSRP!*** May 13 2016

You won our 2016 HighScope conference giveaway of a Panelcraft Dream Builder 19 piece set!!!

Panelcraft Dream Builder


***See us in Detroit!*** May 09 2016

**Hey early learning professionals!*** Come play with us this Tuesday through Thursday at the HighScope Conference in Detroit. Enter our raffle to win a FREE Dream Builder set!

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Congratulations Cheryl Vanatsky!!!! April 25 2016

***Congratulations CherylDream Builder Vanatsky from Youngstown City Schools! You won the 2016 OAEYC giveaway of a Panelcraft Dream Builder!***

***See Us in Sandusky!!!*** April 17 2016

**Hey early learning professionals!*** Come play with us this Thursday, Friday and Saturday(April 21st-23rd)Dream Builder at the OAEYC Conference in Sandusky, Ohio. Enter our raffle to win a FREE Dream Builder set!

***Congratulations Josephine Keene!!!*** April 04 2016

***Congratulations Josephine Keene from DPS Early Childhood! You won the 2016 MiAEYC giveaway of a Panelcraft Dream Builder!***

Panelcraft Dream Builder


See Us in Grand Rapids! March 28 2016

**Hey early learning professionals!*** Come play with us Thursday and Friday at the MiAEYC Conference in Grand Rapids. We're introducing 4 new products; Mirrored Panels, Heat Sheet, special dry-erase markers and reusable sticker books! Also, enter our raffle to win a FREE Dream Builder set!

***Coming Soon!*** ***Panelcraft Mirrors!*** March 24 2016

Unbreakable plastic mirror comes with super strong adhesive mounting tape ready for installation in the frame side of a Panelcraft panel! Use as a hand-held mirror, or build into anything you can imagine! Great for exploring light and reflection. Build a Panelcraft periscope!


***Congratulations Rosalie!!!*** February 29 2016

***Congratulations Rosalie Stoutyesdyk! You won our Panelcraft Dream Builder giveaway!***


***Come see us in Lansing and Grand Rapids!*** February 24 2016

Hey early learning professionals! We are exhibiting at 2 conferences starting on Thursday, February 25th through Saturday the 27th! Come play with us Thursday and Friday at the MHSA Conference in Lansing, and Saturday at the 4C conference in Grand Rapids. For those that can't make it to the conferences we will be having huge savings on our web-store for ALL panelcraft products during the conferences.