Every now and then you come across an idea so neat that you wish the whole world knew about it. And in this case, I also wish I was six years old ago and could experience the joy of playing with this, Nocilis.
The name comes from “silicon” backwards and the objects are special shape-changing rubber toys. Children can play with them, making new shapes or creatures out of a single Nocilis, or combining several to build a colorful customized piece of kiddy architecture!
A square be turned inside out to make a butterfly, a triangle can become a tree, a heart into a leaf. And so on. Cute and clever, you can’t ask for more!
This kind of play encourages creative-thinking, tactile learning and is also guaranteed to keep them quiet and happy for a while at least. It’s not hard to see why Nocilis has already proved an award-winner.
The makers also think that Nocilis are super safe too, even if swallowed, and can be cleaned and sterilized easily.
I actually first came across the toys a few years ago, back when they were still a prototype, but now they are on sale in Japan and can be purchased internationally via the JapanTrendShop.
With toys as innovative as this, it’s criminal that Japan is a country with a declining birthrate.