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Commotion Distribution

Commotion has been developing, manufacturing and distributing educational resources since 1983. Established by Timothy Coote (CEO), the first product we sold was an interface for robotics called The Beasty. This was soon joined by The Beasty Arm which turned it into a programmable robot. The Beasty was sold to schools and even bought by companies such as Kodak for use in training. Next we launched the Snap EV1 camera, the first and cheapest computer visual recognition system which was featured by the BBC in their Micro, Electron and Atom Magazine in 1983. Our range quickly grew and in 1985 our first mail order Robotics catalogue was published, containing over 100 computer peripherals.

Our brand history 

1995

Launch of the Hands On catalogues offering a comprehensive selection of resources for the primary school market with a focus on active learning in Maths,  Technology, Science and ICT.

2000The TickiT brand was created in conjunction with educational advisors to source and develop a range of high quality products, ensuring that each delivered  the objectives of motivating interest and developing core skills in specific subject areas.

2002The new Reflections on Learning catalogue was introduced, based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The catalogue included a ground-breaking  range of products which transformed the nature of educational supply to nurseries and pre-schools and early years education.

2003Commotion purchased Shaw Magnets. Founded in 1783, it is the oldest established magnet company in the world. This trusted brand of magnets, magnet  accessories and consumables continues to sell successfully through our trade partners.

2013We retracted from selling directly to schools and sold the Hands On and Reflections on Learning brands. This move has allowed us to invest and  concentrate our efforts on sourcing, designing and developing products to sell through our network of distributors.

2015Commotion purchased Top Class, a company renowned for developing unique educational games and maths resources for early years and lower primary  ages. This popular range continues to be distributed to our trade partners worldwide.

2016Commotion purchased Ocean Direct, encompassing great value range of science and laboratory resources for early years and primary school children



Designing, developing and distributing products that fire the imagination to inspire learning and make teaching more enjoyable.

Commotion is a wholesale distributor of educational resources based in Tonbridge, Kent. Our range is available to resellers worldwide, enabling them to supply schools, nurseries, childminders and parents with a wide selection of learning resources.

Our innovative products are designed to inspire learning and provide educators with the tools they need to help them achieve this. We believe our products really make a difference and that we can help turn today’s children into tomorrow’s innovators.

We consistently strive to be market leaders and are dedicated to providing the highest quality products. With efficient stock management and excellent customer service, we ensure orders are delivered on time and at a competitive price.

Product Testing

The safety of everything we make at Commotion is of the utmost importance to us. All of our own brand TickiT products have been assessed under the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC or Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and tested to industry standards including EN71, ASTM F963, CCPSA & ISO8124.

Additional age suitability guidelines for our whole range are available on individual product pages to enable our customers to select the most appropriate products for their market.

Award-Winners

We regularly enter new and innovative products for industry awards and have had excellent results for our innovative Rainbow Architect range, Wooden Image Blocks, our SiliShapes® range, Target Maths, Light Panels, Talking Tubes, Sensory Blocks, Exploration Circles, Soft Rubber Toys and more.

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Picture of 1" Geometric Solids

1" Geometric Solids

A set of 3D Geometric solids comes in 10 shapes and 4 colours.
AED 80.70
Picture of 1/2 Scale Skeleton

1/2 Scale Skeleton

Half scale model of the human skeleton. Produced in lightweight and durable synthetic material.
AED 353.10 AED 346.80
Picture of Attribute Blocks - Pocket Set

Attribute Blocks - Pocket Set

Perfect for counting and Each set contains 5 shapes (Square, rectangle, circle ,triangle &hexagon)in 3colours,2sizes and 2thicknesses (1mm and 4mm).
AED 46.60
Picture of Back Pack Bear Counters

Back Pack Bear Counters

Back pack bear counters come in 3 sizes and weights,and 6 colours. Ideal for counting,sorting,weighing,creating patterns and using with simple mathematical processes (Adding,subtracting,dividing or multiplying).
AED 112.30
Picture of Colour Bean Bags Set Of 8

Colour Bean Bags Set Of 8

The cotton Coloured Bean Bags help to provide a useful and fun way of teaching the names and the actual colors and can be used to help with basic spelling.
AED 96.50
Picture of Connecting Camels

Connecting Camels

These connecting camels meet a numeracy curriculum it helps the child to explore concepts like - number, Algebra, shape, space measurement and data. It promotes counting, number recognition, estimation and mental math's recall. Cyclic patterns, perimeters and measuring can be explored by connecting camels to get.
AED 136.10