Growing World on indie art & design
Growing World is a childrens educational toy label created by Brisbane couple Maria and Peter Storch. They own a toy store by the same name in Fortitude Valley which stocks a large range of innovative toys from around the world as well as their own designs. Growing World's primary focus is the development of a child’s imagination, creativity and logic. Their products are fun and clever, and products such as the Quiet Book are perfect for taking out and about - full of activities to keep them interested.
After visiting the store on two trips to Brisbane, we saw our own children's enthusiastic reactions to Growing World soft books and toys that we purchased, and felt compelled to add the label to our expanding kids range on indie art & design. These toys will delight your children - the multi-character dolls will thoroughly involve them in storytelling, and the books provide them with both entertainment and challenges for various stages in their development. Our son was given Animal Homes when he was 8 months old and we've had so much fun with those animals - both in the pages of the book and in other games (eg. he used to place the animals in his stacking cups, matching the animal colour to the cup). Now that he has just turned 3, he is able to recognise the letters embroidered onto the pockets inside the front and back covers and place the animals in the appropriate pocket (Bee, Fish, Dog etc).