Children have an indefatigable talent for finding unusual uses for their toys or, more inconveniently, finding interesting new uses for your property – mostly at the exact same time that you need them.
If you have given a present and found that the kids play more with the box or, like me, have despaired at spending Christmas Day watching the children use the tubes from the tinfoil and the wrapping paper as swords, whilst ignoring all their carefully selected, non-violent toys, the perfect present has arrived. Say hello to Bilibo by MOLUK.
Tortoise shell and sand toy, swing and spinner, cradle for dolls and substitute for sleighs – Bilibo is all this and much more. So what exactly is a Bilibo? Well one clue is the fact that it does not come with an instruction manual. Kids can do what they like with it!
Says Alex Hochstrasser, Swiss inventor and designer of Bilibo by MOLUK, “When I introduced the prototypes at the kindergarten of my hometown the little ones were astonished at first. But then a boy sat down in Bilibo and started spinning, a girl turned Bilibo around and tried to balance on him – after that you just could not stop them any more.”
This shell is made of high density polyethylene which is shock-resistant, weather-proof, food safe, completely recyclable and comes in six bright colours. It is big enough that kids of different ages can sit in it comfortably. Bilibo has two holes at the side which look like eyes and give the appearance of a friendly face on the shell and it is suitable for children aged two to seven years.
About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!