My project 'Combo' is a modular tool kit for toddlers that addresses issues of immune development in a playful way.
Combo aims to motivate children to get out and explore. It is designed to encourage young children to interact with natural and microbially diverse environments through play. This in turn, strengthens their immune system.
The kit includes a set of action parts that connect using a series of pipes. The children are invited to use these pieces to create their own tool combinations to explore with. The kit also contains a storybook called 'Out We Go' which follows a child and their tools as they explore a range of environments. This book encourages the child and their parents to use the tools in these different environments.
Combo can aid toddlers in developing key skills. It challenges them to use their fine and gross motor skills, as well as encouraging independent thinking, creativity and problem-solving.
Combo encourages children to build a relationship with nature, ensuring that they grow into healthy adults in the future.