Glo Pals Kick Off ASTRA Marketplace & Academy with New Products

Glo Pals ASTRA

Glo, the company behind the award-winning sensory water toys, Glo Pals, is refreshing their water-activated light-up toys and expanding their product offerings this summer. The Glo Pal characters, Alex, Blair, Lumi, Pippa and Sammy have evolved, with new designs and personalities. Additionally, two new innovative sensory products, Pick Up Pals and Sensory Jar, are joining the line-up to expand play patterns beyond bath time.


“Our mission is to create products that engage children in sensory play and brighten their worlds,” said Anna Barker,Chief Creative Officer of Glo Pals.  “Glo Pals have done an amazing job with that for water play. Therefresh now adds unique personalities to each pal that celebrate the things that make each of us one-of-a-kind.  Our new products move sensory play out of the water and expand  everywhere from the backyard to the car.”


Product line up will include:


  • Refreshed line of Glo Pals Light Up Sensory Toys – Alex, Blair, Lumi, Pippa and Sammy have gotten a makeover for a more detailed look.  Personalities, including key values, have been added to encourage more storytelling fun.  All of the Glo Pals Light Up Cubes are now made with 100% recycled plastic.  Line launches July 25, 2023.

  • Pick up Pals Tool Set was designed for hands-on fun that supports your child’s development by helping little hands sharpen fine and gross motor skills. Pair with your favorite sensory bin to squeeze, scoop, sift, and strain. These tactile tools are perfect for interactive play and are made with medical grade silicone.  Includes a pufferfish strainer, squid scissors and tongs.  Product launches in September 2023.

  • The Sensory Jar is a fully interactive sensory jar that lights up when filled with water. Changing the way little ones play – one tap at a time and simple to use, it will soon become your little one’s favorite companion for sensory play on-the-go!  Jar comes in 6 colors. Product launches in September 2023.


All products will be on display at ASTRA Marketplace & Academy, Booth 1142,  from June 12-14 in Columbus, OH.  For more information visit

Glo Pals products are designed with the belief that playtime is the best time to learn. The technology behind the toys was originally created for a classroom project at Mississippi State University, and was taken from a student project to a start up by the University’s E-Center. Inspired and ideated to help a child with autism during bathtime,Glo Pals have evolved to aid in early childhood development by engaging children with interactive technology while encouraging imaginative play. A portion of every Glo Pals purchase is donated to Children’s Hospital of Mississippi, the state’s only children’s hospital. Visit for more information.