Panther to launch 8 educational toys at Colombo International Book Fair

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The much anticipated 16th edition of the Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF) will take place from 10 to 17 September at the BMICH. With the participation of 165 local and 36 international entities, a stalwart of the event – Panther, Sri Lanka’s leading stationery manufacturer and one of the first and only manufacturers of educational products in the country, will for the 16th successive year, be present at the Book Fair and they will be launching eight new educational products, which will help children with identification, numbers and words. Panther will showcase its extensive range of high quality children’s educational toys and stationery products including exercise books, CR books, box files and the brand’s wide range of attractive note books in varied sizes and colours. Managing Director Nihal Atukorala speaking on their participation at the event said, “Year on year we have seen the CIBF grow, with both local and international participation. This year we are launching eight new educational toys that will help develop the cognitive skills of children, namely Learn to Count and Learning Opposites in Sinhala, Math Flash Cards, Telling Time Clocks and four additional puzzles and games. We will also be extending our range by introducing our first Tamil language products – one of which is from the Malalaich range, which enables children to create two and three letter words.” He added, “Last year Panther organised the ‘Kids Corner’ and scored a resounding success for our efforts, with favourable reviews from all who visited us. Once again this year we will be bringing together a group of people and organisations who helped us make this dedicated childrens’ area a success and we look forward to working with those people again to make the 2014 CIBF ‘Kids Corner’ even better.” The Panther stand will be well stocked with activities that utilise Panther’s range of educational toys. Made to international quality and safety standards, these items are exported to countries in Europe and Asia. Panther plans to focus on letters, language, numbers, memory and object identification for the 2+ age group; while the 4+ group will engage in activities that revolve around writing, word building and number games. The stand will also feature a special section for traditional Sri Lankan games including Mancala, Pancha Keliya and Nerenchi, all of which have been reintroduced into the market with the objective of preserving the Sri Lankan culture. Coloured sand play will be another fun and unique feature. The sand is suitable for use by kids over five years of age and has passed EN71 safety standards. Panther’s broad range of stationery items as well as its educational toys and games will be available at attractive, specially discounted rates, exclusive to the CIBF. While visitors to the fair should definitely take the time to visit the Panther stall and ‘Kids Corner’, a preview of the full range of Panther products available, can be obtained at