Children are mass consumers – they just go through ‘stuff’! But can toys be ‘green’? Whirligig Toys has been thinking about this and exploring ways that we can all help to address this issue together, whilst not denying children the opportunity to play.
Lego is a world leader, and we know why. Amazing design, constant innovation and a great product range. But, we are often asked about what comes next… How do you capitalise on those skills and move children off into other, parallel directions? We’ve been looking this month and ways to take children to the next stage…
Coding for children – everyone is talking about it and most of us are confused. Not something we did at school – or is it? How can we get involved and support what the school is doing? We’ve been looking at toys and which ones use coding type skills – without having to spend all our play time on the computer. See what you think.
We love playing games and solving puzzles – finding the way to the end of a maze and winning through are all part of the fun. But where is the logic in that? Answer – everywhere. Here is a selection of products that we think encourage children to develop their own logic skills as part of their play – with not a computer screen in sight!
Whirligig recently visited a wonderful collection of automata in the small village of Pujols in France, the inspiration of Daniel Descomps. The Maison du Jouet Rustique had so many unique and beautiful ideas, we had to share them and encourage everyone to visit. An inspirational visit that will make everyone, young and old, want to start designing and building their own automata.
Cats and dogs – they get everywhere and they are all loved in their own special way. Here is our top suggestions for toys and craft projects featuring our favourite pets.