For the first time children are arriving in classrooms without the manual dexterity to hold a pen. This a problem I was told about by a nursery school teacher last year, and then saw the problem reported in an article...
For generations parents have watched children grab, chew and explore interesting objects in the world around them. Whilst these sorts of behaviours have long been encouraged it is only recently that we have begun to understand their critical importance in healthy brain development.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris
During a recent conversation about Cubetto, the famous coding robot, I realised why well designed toys have much more value to them than just clean lines, tasteful paint jobs and beautiful materials. We all play a part creating the objects around us, and if toys don’t make adults feel playful what will children think?
Putting play front and centre has helped direct design in a much more intelligent and interesting direction. It transpires the old business maxims of clear mission and purpose I used to cringe at are, in fact, completely true.
Launching MURO Makers for those who what to use MURO to explore creativity and their children by example.