Designing the circumstances of play to arise
We want the children to discover, innovate and invent ways so they become the future Bhaskaracharya, Kautilya, Einstein or Narayanmurti
Playbox is a venture by the 4th generation members of the BMJ (Beharilal Madanlal Jaipuria) group, an Indian business house with a legacy of over 100 years, representing over 100 brands from many different sectors of business.
If you ever give kids a set of parts and tell them to build a house there would be a right and a wrong answer. They already have an understanding of what a house is. It's a finished idea. On the other hand if you give them just parts, then there's room for many ideas as they could make a sidewalk for a rocket launcher or a bird saddle. Our work as a designer is to give them these tools so that they are free to imagine, explore ideas and invent new things. We don’t design the play, we design for the circumstances of play to arise. For your child to completely unleash their creativity and make unique creations, we do not provide any printed rule books, guides, or pictures with our toys, which ensures that they are not limited in any way and can create whatever they like. We always downplay play as if it's that frivolous joyful thing that children do but it’s really their world; it's like the water that they swim in. The kind of toys that are poking around just stands for not something kids are getting something out of, it is more like they were designed to keep kids busy or they were designed to sell but they weren't really designed with children and play value in mind. Lots of toys are very goal oriented they look like something there is one way to play with it so you quickly figure out it can go this way or that way then you're done so it shuts down that building on their own pleasure and engagement and enjoyment.
When we design toys, we want children to create from their imagination rather than following instructions. Most children have been used to following a set of instructions for any game that they play, and always seek approvals after each point to know if what they are doing is correct. While this approach may work for a lot of toys, we believe that children must also have the opportunity to invent and innovate as per their imagination. We give kids the tools to build confidence and understand how to be creative, empathetic and good people. we thoroughly believe that they will make a better future for all of us. If we can play together, then we can live together.
Natural and Eco-friendly
Wooden toys are typically made from sustainably sourced materials, such as solid wood or plywood, making them a more environmentally friendly choice compared to plastic toys. They are biodegradable, renewable, and do not contribute to plastic waste.
Durable and Safe
We prioritize the safety of your little ones. Our Toy is made from high-quality wood, non-toxic materials, ensuring it withstands enthusiastic play while providing a safe environment for your child.
Wooden handmade toys often have simple designs that encourage open-ended play. They allow children to use their imagination and creativity to create their own stories, scenarios, and play patterns. Wooden blocks, puzzles, and construction sets are excellent examples of toys that foster open-ended play.