Science is important.
The life you lead is made possible by science. The device you read this on is a product of science. The food you consume has been made available to you through science. The medicines and vaccines that save millions of children’s lives yearly are crucial results of science.
It’s important not to fear science. We can be skeptical and question scientific research, but we should try to understand it first. And to do this we must understand what science is; what it means to scratch the surface of the world to discover something you might not have known about.
At Toca Boca we take a stand for play. Play is the driving force in a child’s growth. It is a tool to understand the world, a tool for exploration of concepts. Play is also creative, a way to apply your own ideas into the world. Understanding and accepting the logic of life and your effect on it is the science of play. The curiosity of a child is the curiosity of a scientist. At Toca Boca we want to encourage you and your children to stay curious, so that we may have many more scientists progressing the world in the future. Taking a stand for play is taking a stand for science.
What better way to inspire this curiosity than to play WITH science? With Toca Lab: Plants we’d like to introduce you to a brand new botany lab to experiment in, exploring concepts like growing, heat, moisture and more. Taking care of and experimenting with certain plants can even change your plant into new species! The science of botany is as much about nurturing as it is about experimentation, and your plants will react differently to the experiments you subject them to. The plants are curious but friendly; take care of them and they might just explain the world to you…
Mårten Brüggemann, Play Designer