In a busy world full of technology, lots of parents are seeking entertaining toys that don’t result in their child tightly gripping a tablet or phone. Although technology has its place, it doesn’t have to be a replacement for good old fashioned play. MURO, a traditional toy company, has created a tactile wooden toy which gives children, of all ages, hours of fun and can be modified to suit a child’s interests and growing needs. The company currently has a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of funding its first production of toys, due to be completed by the summer.
The MURO plug-and-play toy is made from Scandinavian birch plywood and consists of a wall-mounted frame with a circular grid (the product also comes in a portable cube design.) MURO allows plug-in game accessories to be added, allowing children hours of fun playing with add-ons from mini xylophones to complex beaded patterns.
As the MURO can be adapted and added to in so many ways, it is difficult to put a suitability age on the product. It can entertain toddlers as well as assist them in learning about color and shape, or help them develop fine motor skills. Equally, it can entertain primary aged children through add-ons such as logic puzzles and moving cogs.
The co-founding brothers at MURO have made it their mission to test the product rigorously for safety, longevity and functionality. The product has been developed in collaboration with educational psychologists and teachers to genuinely aid cognitive and physical development.
MURO’s Kickstarter campaign recently launched and has already raised over £24,000 of its £30,000 target.