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TOC TOC box for kids

It is a surprise box which offers themed hand-on activities for kids. You'll find games, illustrations, manual and experimental activities to explore nature, architecture, travel, and so on ... Let’s play craft!

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What is Toc Toc?

Toc Toc is a surprise box (what can be more interesting for a kid than a simple cardboard box full of things to discover?) with a theme to explore through illustrations, games and complete projects. It will land directly to your doorstep every three months and this inspired its name and logo: Toc toc (literally knock knock) is a box that knocks at your door and introduces itself: TOC TOC…box for kids!.

What is inside the box?

Inside Toc Toc you will find a game, a manual activity and an experimental activity all tied together by a particular theme (related to nature, the city, the cosmos, ecc), which always comes with a riddle. This is a way to foster kids’ curiosity and to explore new themes through playing.

How does TOCTOC work?

TOC TOC is a continuous project, every three months a new theme in different fields will be presented. It will be possible to buy TOC TOC online in three different ways: individually or through subscription every 6 months and yearly.

Who is TOC TOC for?

Toc Toc is for young craftsmen, explorers and creative children... it is meant for all kids! We would prefer not to make generalization that categorize them into age groups, as we believe that kids can be different and can develop a variety of skills, independently from their age, but we can say, at least initially, Toc Toc's thematic boxes are geared for kids starting from 5 years old.

We would love to develop activity boxes for babies too, but that will be a further step!

By now also little kids can have fun with TOCTOC if mum and dad provide extra support by joining in the child's play.

To get financing we decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign which will allow us to produce more boxes at a more convenient price.

Here you’ll find the first issue, which is about “The vegetable garden”. You will be able to buy it only on this platform.

Should be reach our funding goal we will be able to bring the project into life and to produce further editions. Toc Toc's activity boxes which will follow new themes such as snow flakes, birds, home, city…) will be available online at the project’s website page.

The first issue: the Vegetable Garden

TocToc’s first issue takes inspiration from nature: the earth and its products: it is about the vegetable garden. We really liked this idea of starting the project with a seed that could grow and generate fruits.

Riddle me this

In order to tap into kids’ curiosity we don’t disclose immediatly the content of the box. We love surprises, like kids, so we decided to make a riddle about the chosen theme. Riddles are interesting, joyful and will engage kids in imaginative play and problem solving. How could we avoid to use them in Toc Toc?

It looks empty at the begining

but becomes full at the end,

needs a few and gives a lot,

water and sun is just what it needs,

It is brown at the beginig but colorfull at the end

WHAT IS IT?

The booklet

Answer to riddle will be noted on the instructions booklet that will be found inside the box. In the booklet you will find the indications for all the activities contained in the box.

The notebook inside the box will be printed in Italian but we will insert a simple print in English and Spanish for those who want it.

We will ship the notebook also translated into English and Spanish by email in pdf format, to our patrons.

Semina! (board game)

Semina! Is a board game for maximum 4 players. Each player will cultivate four kinds of different vegetables in their vegetable garden. The objective of the game is to let them grow from seed stage until the harvest. The player who first succeeds for all four vegetables will be the winner.

In the game, as for real gardeners, there are difficulties and helping strategies to face them (the birds eat the seeds, but thanks to a scarecrow they go; drought or a storm of hail can cause great losses to crops, but with a system collection of rainwater or a greenhouse you can avoid the damage...). That will let kids immagine how exiting the gardener's work is!

The game contains:

  • 4 cardboards representing a vegetable garden

  • 64 vegetable cards (8 different types): carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, onion, potato, peas, tomatoes, cabbage; each vegetable has four growth stages: seed, seedling, adult plant, harvest

  • 16 cards “dell'Ortolano” (4 scarecrow cards, 4 greenhouse cards, 4 system of collecting rainwater cards, 4 ladybug cards)

  • 45 water points

  • 45 sun points

  • 1 conventional dice

  • 1 special dice.

Apron (manual activity)

The waterproof fabric of a broken umbrella (who doesn’t have one at home? ) can become a gardener’s apron! Inside the box you will find a pattern to create two aprons, one for a child and one for an adult and all instructions will be found on the instruction booklet.

B as Basil + Small Basil Recipe (experimentation activitie)

Toc Toc invites you to plant the basil from seeds. Basil is an excellent aromatic plant that can be cultivated on your balcony and dale essential to taste the best receipt. Watching plants grow is a fun and educational experience for kids. Growing plant seeds will teach them responsibility in caring for something and pride in themselves for their results.

You can then develop an easy recipe using their basil plant ‘s leaves (children love doing things when they find an utilitarian sense on it) , in this way kids will be given a very interesting sensory experience.

Why support us?

Toc Toc box for kids is not marketed yet. The first prototype of Toc Toc was presented in occasion of Milan Design Week 2014 (kidsroomZOOM4 event) and we also took part at the Festival of the Mind (Creative Kids event).

In these occasions we had the opportunity to deal with self manufacturing practice, which is increasing sharply among designers and professionals. It is not an easy choice but this practice can give great satisfactions.

At this stage we opted for a crowfunding campaign: with your help we will be on our way to get our project off the ground!

How we will use your contributions?

Your donations will be used in a variety of ways: to cover the printing costs of 1st issue (150 copies), the manufacture and screen printing of cardboard boxes costs (500 pcs), the production of little gadgets that will be given to you and the shipping costs.

Should the crowdfunding campaign will be successful, and should we exceed our goal the extra amount will be used to cover part of the costs related to the second issue.

Rewards

The first number of Toc Toc will be available only on Verkami, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign; should you buy one or more Toc Toc boxes, you will be part of this journey and we won’t forget your contribution!

Together with Toc Toc you will receive small wooden stationary stuff (pencils and rulers), with Toc Toc logo.

Rewards with shipping included in Italy

Rewards with shipping included in Europe

Rewads at a special price with shipping included in Italy and Europe

Planned time schedule

If the crowdfunding campaign ends successfully we will do our best to make TOC TOC knocks at your door AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Crowdfunding will last 40 days, so it will end on january the 6th.

We estimate that production of the boxes, content and gadgets is going to take three weeks, then we need some time to prepare packaging and shipping.

We estimate TOC TOC will be knocking at your door on febrary the 15th.

The project team

Projects have a soul and it is usually very similar to the one of its owners. Toc Toc box for kids is a project born from the collaboration between Kid's Modulor and Progettincorso.

What is funny is that met online and we work from different cities... but that is not a limit! We share every decision which is taken after extensive debate. We take care of every detail, every single word, every step of the design and production process because we put a lot of love and dedication on what we do.

KID'S MODULOR

It 'a design project of furniture and toys for children created by Adriana Correa, Venezuelan architect who lives in Rome since more than twelve years and who works in the architecture and design field.
Kid's Modulor
Studio Dz4

PROGETTINCORSO

Two sisters, a graphic designer, Cristina Duranti, and an architect, Emanuela Duranti, that carry on design projects for children, graphics and architecture with passion and creativity.
Progettincorso

+ Info

Sito TOC TOC box for kids
Il Blog di TOC TOC
Facebook: TOCTOCboxforkids

Email: info@toctocboxforkids.com

Thanks

We believe that we can't do everything by ourselves, that's why we asked for some help.

We would like to thank all the people who supported us and gave their contribution for the making of this campaign:

Minnutes, the music brand, let us use their beautiful song "I can"

Fabrizio Federico and Aline Hervè, helped us editing the video

Giuseppe D'amato with the sound

Katia Gamberini, Claudette Lilly and Cindy Fornino with translations.

Thanks to you all!

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  • kid's modulor + progettincorso

    kid's modulor + progettincorso
    Author

    over 5 years

    Ciao Chiara, grazie di averci scritto e di aver sostenuto il progetto. Purtroppo se non raggiungeremo l'obbiettivo, al momento, TOC TOC non busserà a nessuno, mi spiace e spiace tanto anche a noi.

    Ci tengo a sottolineare e colgo l'occasione di ricordare a tutti i mecenati, che non si addebiterà nulla fino al termine della campagna (e solo se questa ha raggiunto l'obiettivo). Grazie.

  • chiara

    chiara

    over 5 years

    Prima di tutto complimenti e in bocca al lupo!! vi chiedo una informazione: se il vs progetto non dovesse essere finanziato il toc toc acquistato busserà comunque alla mia porta? grazie mille chiara (mamma architetto)

  • kid's modulor + progettincorso

    kid's modulor + progettincorso
    Author

    over 5 years

    Hola!, Gracias por tu pregunta, demuestra tu interes por el proyecto que para nosotros es muy importante!. Inicialmente no habiamos pensado a envios fuera del territorio europeo pero visto el interes hemos integrado las recompensas con dos voces: 50 euros para el envio de 1 toc toc (y otros pequegnos premios) y 85 euros para el envio de 2 toc tocs (primer numero) con otros pequegnos premios!.

  • Marcela Valdes

    Marcela Valdes

    over 5 years

    Tienen pensado hacer envíos a América? Si es así me pueden decir los precios para Chile. Gracias

  • kid's modulor + progettincorso

    kid's modulor + progettincorso
    Author

    over 5 years

    Hola!, Gracias por tu pregunta! es importante!. El juego ha sido disegnado totalmente en forma grafica. Entre sus componentes no hay ninguna palabra, excepto los nombres de las hortalizas, que estan acompagnados de dibujos, y son prefectamente comprensibles. El unico elemento de la caja de tipo "verbal" es la adivinanza, que sera traducida e incluida en el idioma requerido dentro de la caja.

    El libreto de instrucciones en cambio serà enviado en file pdf en el idioma requerido, pero ademas podemos enviaros una copia imprimida dentro del la caja.

    Gracias por el interes en TOC TOC!, esperamos haber sido claras y utiles!

  • Juan

    Juan

    over 5 years

    Será en italiano únicamente? me refiero a el grueso del proyecto (textos de las cajas, instrucciones, el juego, las tarjetas, etc) y no solamente un PDF (digital) como he podido leer más arriba.

  • kid's modulor + progettincorso

    kid's modulor + progettincorso
    Author

    over 5 years

    Hola!, gracias por tu pregunta, es importante!. De hecho dentro de muy poco tiempo introduciremos el calendario en la presentación del proyecto. La campaña de crowdfunding durará cuarenta días, así que terminará el 6 de enero del 2015. Calculamos que necesitamos unas tres semanas para la producción de las cajas y el contenido, quiere decir que para finales de enero estarán listas, y luego el tiempo de preparar los paquetes y enviarlos a destinación. Podemos decir que para mediados de febrero seguramente las TOC TOC ya estarán llamando a las puertas de las casas de nuestros mecenas!

  • Verret

    Verret

    over 5 years

    Hola. Cuál es el calendario previsto? Cuál sería la fecha prevista para el envío de las recompensas?

#04 / Semina! (gioco . juego . board game)

Alcuni dettagli del gioco Semina!

Le carte degli ortaggi (le uniche all'interno del gioco che presentano un testo) avranno il nome della verdura in tutte le tre lingue: italiano, spagnolo e inglese.

Tutte le istruzioni del gioco, invece, sono scritte sul quaderno.

Il quaderno all'interno della box sarà stampato in italiano ma provvederemo ad inserire una stampa semplice in inglese e spagnolo per chi lo desidera.

In più abbiamo previsto di inviare via mail il quaderno tradotto in Inglese e Spagnolo in formato pdf ai nostri mecenati.

#03 / GIOCHIAMO A COSTRUIRE...una trottola? BUONATALE da TOC TOC!

Ci siamo. Anche quest'anno è arrivato. L'albero è fatto, il presepe anche, le luci accese...ma...i regali ?I regali arriveranno la notte del 24... una bella attesa quella di Babbo Natale, una bella Magia!.....

"Mi porterà quello che ho scritto nella letterina?"
"Sarò stata brava?" "Sarò stato bravo?"

I regali arrivano ed arriveranno sempre, perchè non c'è cosa più bella che vedere i propri figli contenti, lo stupore dei loro bei visi, il sorriso vero, le mille emozioni che emanano, le frasi dette.

Quest' anno l'augurio di progettincorso e kid's modulor arriva con TOC TOC.

Chi ci segue sa già tante cose di questo progetto, SI PROGETTO perchè NON ANCORA REALTA'. Abbiamo tante belle idee da sviluppare e inserire dentro alle box a tema.

A tema TOC TOC vi regaliamo una piccola e semplice attività manuale da fare assieme ai vostri bambini.

Buon divertimento!

Condivideremo le vostre trottole, sulla pagina facebook di Toc Toc che verranno caricate con l'hashtag #TOCTOCboxforkidsread more

#02 / Dall' idea al racconto: lo STOP MOTION di TOC TOC

Fare un video non è cosa semplice! Presentare un’idea così articolata come quella di Toc Toc in meno di due minuti e senza parole è stata una bella sfida per noi!

Oggi vogliamo parlarvi del video che abbiamo realizzato per la campagna di crowdfunding, un' esperienza stimolante e che ci apre nuove prospettive verso l’utilizzo di questo mezzo potentissimo e molto divertente!

Qual'è il concept dietro al video di Toc Toc?

Volevamo mantenere l’idea del logo di Toc Toc che sta alla base del progetto in generale:

una scatola animata (perché come ben sappiamo, nel mondo dei bambini le cose sono vive) che bussa alla porta e si presenta: TOC TOC…box for kids.

Ma come mostrarlo? Come renderlo giocoso, fresco e allegro?

La tecnica dello “stop motion” faceva proprio al caso nostro! E non avendone mai fatto uno sul serio, abbiamo prima… read more

10€
3 backers

Acknowledgement on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo.
+ 1 wooden ruler with Toc Toc logo.

30€
23 backers

PACK 1 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE ITALY

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 1 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN ITALY INCLUDED)

40€
3 backers

PACK 1 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE EUROPE

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 1 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN EUROPE INCLUDED)

50€
0 backers

PACK 1 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE OUTSIDE EUROPE

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 1 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA INCLUDED)

55€
7 backers

PACK 2 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE ITALY

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 2 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN ITALY INCLUDED)

55€
7 backers

PACK SIX MONTHS SUBSCRIPTION ITALY

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 1 subscription for six months (N°1 and N° 2)
+ 1 wooden ruler with Toc Toc logo
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN ITALY INCLUDED)

75€
0 backers

PACK 2 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE EUROPE

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 2 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN EUROPE INCLUDED)

75€
1 backer

PACK SIX MONTHS SUBSCRIPTION EUROPE

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 1 subscription for six months (N°1 and N° 2)
+ 1 wooden ruler with Toc Toc logo
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN EUROPE INCLUDED)

85€
0 backers

PACK 2 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE OUTSIDE EUROPE

Acknowledgement on the booklet (first issue) and on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 2 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue)
+ 2 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN AMERICA, ASIA, AFRICA INCLUDED)

105€
1 backer

PACK 5 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE (SPECIAL PRICE) ITALY

Acknowledgement on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 5 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue) at a special price for bookstores, toy stores or single buyers (euro 21,00 each)
+ 5 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo
+ 3 wooden rulers with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN ITALY INCLUDED)

120€
0 backers

PACK 5 TOC TOC FIRST ISSUE (SPECIAL PRICE) EUROPE

Acknowledgement on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 5 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue) at a special price for bookstores, toy stores or single buyers (euro 24,00 each)
+ 5 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo
+ 3 wooden rulers with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN EUROPE INCLUDED)

285€
0 backers

PACK BOOKSTORES ITALY

Acknowledgement on Toc Toc’s website page
+ 15 Toc Toc Box for kids (n°1-first issue) at a special price for bookstores or toy stores (euro 19,00 each)
+ 10 wooden pencils with Toc Toc logo
+ 5 wooden rulers with Toc Toc logo

(SHIPPING IN ITALY INCLUDED)

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