DidaCubes were designed to make learning to program easier and more fun for kids. Through various programmable smart electronics designed to support K-12 STEAM education, it nurtures creativity, imagination, and scientific knowledge among children aged 6 to 18. DidaCubes use colorful shells made from food-grade silica gel to categorize the different functional modules. The modules can be interconnected to make a powerful electronic network. Kids can easily build real-life prototypes by combining the functional modules and papercrafts, or even everyday materials. DidaCubes were designed to optimize manufacturing costs to make it affordable to global K-12 users in need.
Designed by: Jiye Shen, Junyao Li, Xiaoting Wu and Beixian Xu of Shenzhen IU+ Design Co., Ltd. for Shenzhen ZhiTongLeHui Technology Co., Ltd.
The Yoto Player is a smart speaker for kids that lets them listen to stories, music, the radio, and podcasts. It delivers audio in a way that puts children in control of the content using physical cards. The aim was to open up a world of audio that fires children's imaginations and relieves some of the anxiety that parents have about screen time. Designed from the ground up for children, it is deliberately not toy-like and appeals to older kids and parents as well. The physical cards used for playback promote tactile play and fine motor development.
Designed by: Jon Marshall, Harc Lee and Yemima Lorberbaum of Pentagram with Ben Drury, Filip Denker, Tom Ballhatchet and Ben Calicott of Yoto for Yoto
Although highchairs are a necessary item for early childhood mealtime, their window of usefulness has always been slim. The Skiphop Sit-to-Step High Chair is a fully featured highchair designed to grow with a child. It starts as a chair for feeding children as young as 3 months and later converts to a step stool, allowing kids to participate in kitchen activities with adults. The multifunctional nature of the highchair doubles its lifespan, providing an extra benefit to parents looking to invest in products that can be used for years and shared for decades. The stool can even support the weight of many adults.
Designed by: Scott Wilson, Matt Puhalla, Jillian Tackaberry, Gary Paulsen and Kyle Buzzard of MINIMAL Inc. for Skiphop
Landscape Sofa was designed for kindergartens, children's libraries or other public spaces for children. Children can rearrange the different components to create their imagined land.
Designed by: Mr. Chung Pin Lai, Mr. Ming Hong Yeh and Mr. Ming Chieh Yeh of Hank Maxwell Studio for Taiwan Order Furniture Corporation
WAYB is a new company founded by outdoor gear manufacturing experts and the former CEO of Patagonia. WAYB believes that parents should not have to choose between beautiful design and great performance and that products should be healthier for kids and the planet. The company’s first product is the Pico Car Seat, an ultralight forward-facing five-point-harness car seat for kids ages 2 to 5 made of aerospace-grade aluminum and breathable mesh. At 8 pounds, the compact frame and folding seat fit in a small carry bag. It was designed to exceed FAA and NHTSA standards. Most car seats are made from plastic and foam, which keep costs down but break apart easily. Aluminum is highly recyclable and abundant and gives Pico its light weight and strength. WAYB didn’t forget the little ones. Lightweight, breathable, ergonomic mesh provide comfortable and secure support, keeping your child safe.
Designed by: In Soo Jung and Kurtis Sakai for WAYB
A fun and healthy twist on the toddler sippy cup, the Fruit Infuser Cup combines a leak-proof top and 360-degree drinkable edge with a natural way to flavor your child's water. Simply add your child's favorite fruit, like strawberries, oranges or blueberries, into the fruit basket, twist it into the bottom and then fill the cup with water. The twist-on fruit extractor breaks up the fruit, allowing it to infuse the water and make a fun, flavorful drink. Bye, bye, juice! Hello, healthy water!
Designed by: Quinn Biesinger, Thomas Birkert & Dave Ip of Munchkin Inc.
Lalaboom educational beads stimulate manipulation, perception and creativity in children aged 10 to 36 months. It has five main functions, each one corresponding to a stage of a child’s learning curve. Its Montessori-style approach allows toddlers to discover the next stage at their own pace through experimentation. In Step 1 children explore colors, shapes and textures. Motor skills are practiced Step 2 by snapping and twisting the beads. Children are encouraged to explore their creativity in Step 3 by combining beads. Step 4 is a preschool construction game. Step 5 enhances fine motor skills with a lacing function.
Designed by: Fabien Fontaine