The PlayMap is a toy that communicates the abstract concepts of geography through a textured, transformable model of the earth. It is an icosahedron globe that unfolds into a flat map of the world, and is held together with magnetic connections. It promotes the understanding of scale, spatial relationships, and cause and effect, allowing children to explore and gain independence through tactile play. Each continent is a removable piece that snaps into place with magnets, enforcing the development of fine motor skills. It is made from EVA foam, which makes it lightweight, durable, and easy to clean.
Awarded Student Runner-Up for Strategy & Research, 2013 Core77 Design Awards
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