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TOYS TO EXCHANGE MESSAGES

22 November 2016 — by Fabio Guaricci

Toymail is a new way to let kids stay in touch with their grownups and friends. Kids can receive and send messages through their toys. It’s like voicemail but in more experiential way. How does it works?

This smart toy connects wirelessly to a home wifi network to receive messages sent anytime, from anywhere in the world. When there’s a new audio message waiting, the toy alerts

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WOODEN TOYS THAT CAN TEACH KINETIC ARTS

18 July 2016 — by Fabio Guaricci

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Children have an innate love for stories. Stories allow kids to communicate thoughts and share feelings with others and it can be innovatively improved using wooden toys that can teach kinetic arts.

LINKKI from Eun Young Park on Vimeo.

LINKKI is a kinetic construction toy based on planar linkage mechanism which children can use to design movements, make kinetic arts and learn basic STEM subjects while playing. 

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A TOY DESIGNER THAT CARES FOR EDUCATION

27 June 2016 — by Fabio Guaricci

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I have always been wondering what a toy designer that cares for education is supposed to do in order to bring his/her vision to the market, and so to the people.

Now, learning by play is the best way for children to have their young minds open and free, facilitating the exploration of new skills. In this sense a toy designer that cares for education at first should find out how to engage kids with what he/she intends to teach. For instance Maths.

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STEM TOYS THAT LEAD TO A NEW WAY OF SEEING THE WORLD

25 March 2016 — by Fabio Guaricci

Today we hear a lot about the need to integrate children into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications during play, and this approach is typically supported by STEM toys that lead to a new way of seeing the world, using a simultaneous combination of exploration and creative action.

“Innovative education” leads kids to get a way of thinking  that is more elastic, more free, less conformed and capable to take decisions to face reality and free their potential.

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DESIGN FOR KIDS THAT DOES HAVE A HUGE IMPACT

20 January 2016 — by Fabio_Guaricci

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I have come to know the E-Nable project almost by chance, and it was a good chance indeed! E-Nable is a group of Makers, Engineers, Medical Professionals, Tinkerers, Teachers, Students, Artists, Philanthropists, Parents and “Ideas people” who have come together from across the globe to collaborate, innovate and re-design the 3d Printable open source design of a mechanical hand device that was released as the original “Robohand” open source file in 2012.