Kapu Toys is the latest creation of five international craftsmen from the world of digital design, development and planning. Together they are focused on making a real difference with their skills and experiences to produce digital toys for parents and their children.
The idea for Kapu Toys arose in 2011 when the founders noticed that their own little ones had discovered the use of touch-screen devices, and were mimicking their actions. After more research and discovery, they noticed that many smartphone apps didn’t succeed in providing suitable content for kids.
Small children are the most creative, honest and demanding audience. They require toys that not only keep them entertained in the short-term, but provide content worthy of them coming back to play again and again. Tackling this challenge head on, Kapu Toys introduces its first toy Kapu Forest!
In Kapu Forest kids can explore the adventurous forest and its animals. Intuitive to use, they can wander through the forest as the main menu, finding exciting surprises along the way. From feeding berries to the hungry fox, to directing the lost mole home and helping the rabbit harvest its carrots, each mini-toy promotes fun, cognitive skill and altruistic behaviour.
Kapu Toys has also focused attention on its buyers too. By introducing the use of parental controls, Kapu Toys give parents the chance to keep an eye on playtime. Each toy is also dedicated to bringing generations together with games and characters everyone will love with inspiration for artwork and music coming from 1950′s children’s books for the artwork and 1960′s cool jazz movement for the music.
“We should all be excited about what these guys produce next, because for a debut app, this is pretty fantastic stuff,” says Liv Siddall, editor at UK based design blog It’s Nice That.
Kapu Toys aims to support kids taking their first digital steps safely by avoiding rising difficulty levels, time limits or high scores. With digital toys that change the way kids play, Kapu Toys is creating clever apps that spark the imagination, inspire families to play together and let kids learn along the way!
Kapu Forest is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android (v.2.2 and up). Give it a go!
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