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Tiffney Laing

Biography

Tiffney is the founder of Bevy & Dave; an award-winning multimedia educational company devoted to changing the narrative of Black history and building leaders through fun and engaging learning tools. Bevy & Dave creates toys, games, books, and animation designed for preschool- elementary-age students.

For many years Tiffney was frustrated with the presentation of Black history in school textbooks and teaching materials as the focus is always on slavery and oppression. With the belief that what we learn at a young age shapes and impacts our worldview and level of achievement, Tiffney decided to contribute towards a solution by creating inspiring educational tools for young children that builds leaders and focuses on achievements and contributions by the global Black community.

Tiffney's unique and unconventional work has been recognized among industry peers and featured in local, national and international media, including Good Morning America, MSNBC, Voice of America, Daily Mail TV, Newsweek and more. Within Bevy & Dave’s first exhibition year, its flagship toy, the “History Makers Puzzle Block Set (HMPBS),” was a finalist for Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, and is the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and the 2018 Family Choice award.

Contact: Tiffney T. Laing, Founder/Owner

571-243-0223

ttlaing@bevyanddave.com

Fact Sheet

  • Tiffney T. Laing is the Founder and Owner of Bevy & Dave
  • 2015 - Bevy & Dave was established
  • 2016 - Bevy & Dave launched its first product 
  • 2019 - Tiffney T. Laing resigns from career in education to serve at Bevy & Dave fulltime.
  • 2021 - Bevy & Dave launches books and 1st animation film
  • The company was originally launched with the name Ancestors & Descendants. The name was soon changed after realizing it was difficult for customers to say and remember.
  • The mission of Bevy & Dave is to change the narrative of Black history and build leaders.
  • Within Bevy & Dave’s first exhibition year, its flagship toy, the “History Makers Puzzle Block Set (HMPBS),” was a finalist for 2018 Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, and is the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and the 2018 Family Choice award.
  • Bevy & Dave products are sold online at bevyanddave.com and in select retailers including museums and historic sites.
  • Our first internationally toy store retailer was in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Summary

Founded in 2015 and launched on October 14th, 2016, Bevy & Dave, LLC  began as an educational toy company. In 2021 its products expanded to include books and animation, making Bevy & Dave a multimedia educational company. Bevy & Dave's learning tools are designed for preschool-elementary-age students. Its mission is simple, to change the narrative of Black history and build leaders.

Tiffney T. Laing, a former college educator had long been concerned about traditional presentations of Black history in textbooks and teaching materials. With the belief that one’s perception of history shapes and impacts their worldview and their level of achievement, Laing decided to create children’s toys as learning tools.

Laing was reminded that children learn through play after her daughter was born. Soon after, Bevy & Dave was created to educate, inspire, and empower children to be their best selves.  Bevy & Dave products are made for young children and serve as teaching tools for parents and teachers alike.

Laing’s unique and unconventional work has been recognized among industry peers and featured in local, national and international media, including Good Morning America, MSNBC, Voice of America, Newsweek, Daily Mail TV, Fox, NBC, and more. Within Bevy & Dave’s first exhibition year, its flagship toy, the “History Makers Puzzle Block Set (HMPBS),” was a finalist for Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, and is the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and the 2018 Family Choice award.

You can find our products in retailers including museums and historic sites. In the upcoming year we hope to expand our footprint by working with educators.