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.

nocilis shape change toy learning play

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!

nocilis shape change toy learning play

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.

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