In this Play! by Fafu ebook

Play and Children's Brain Development

  • What is Play?

    Play has many different definitions for different people. It is important for parents and Early Years practitioners to understand the meaning and power of play so that they can ignite it and support it with the right environment and opportunities needed for evolved and open ended play.

  • The Brain Needs to Play

    Early education is probably the most important level of education. It is the time in children's lives where they start building peer relationships and the foundation for the people they will become. It is also a vital time for brain development.

  • Is Modern Play Too Restrictive?

    The advantages of play based learning are far greater than we may have anticipated when our society started to develop a fear of children playing in a manner that often results in a scrambled knee or a broken bone.

  • Taking Play Seriously

    There are a lot of serious play supporters in the UK. Nurseries and preschools are filled with children and practitioners exploring free play in- and outdoors. It is quite magical!

  • We Are All Children: 3 Ways to Engage Your Practitioners in Play

    Engaging practitioners and nurturing their inner child is a great way to build a play based culture in your nursery. Using silly open ended resources offers an opportunity to enjoy being child-like and see the world through children's perspectives. Adults are driven by the same desire to enjoy their work and build valuable relationships and using play based learning will offer opportunities for that in your setting.

About Fafu

We Take Play Seriously!

Fafu makes open ended play resources designed to support early brain development. We believe in fairies, good design, quality, and value for money. We are very committed to Fair Trade and use natural materials to ensure product endurance and safety for children.

We may appear to be only a bunch of quirky play things - a bit unusual, interesting and maybe even beautiful - but we work really hard on making products that inspire children to find their own stories and ideas rather than following ours. We want the products to have endless possibilities and not have an obvious purpose so that the child will feel a bit puzzled and inspired to create and collaborate with other children.

Fafu is designed to be fun. We work with a design philosophy that demands open ended products that can adapt to play as it evolves. We use shapes, textures, colours and simplicity to achieve that.

What People Have Said About Fafu

  • One of the best resources I have ever introduced to my nursery class, it is so open ended, it can be anything they want it to be. In my opinion you can never have enough hats or feet/hands. Worth every penny, every setting needs Fafu.

    Kierna Corr, Learning for Life

  • Generally, the rule of thumb for stretching creativity and imagination is less is more. Scraps of fabric can be all children need to create costumes and fantasy play. What I love about the products Fafu designs is that they take plain and simple up just a notch, which is just enough to spark the imagination, inspire open-ended role play and child-created stories. I also appreciate the versatility of Fafu toys. For example, one of their basics, the CONY, can be at least two types of hats, a cozy bed for a doll or animal, a telescope (yes, there’s a hole at the tip), or even traffic cones for toy cars and trucks. Like all the best toys, the possibilities are endless!

    Janet Lansbury, Elevating Child Care

  • Fafu is a brilliant new concept of dressing up clothes for children. The children get so much more out of them than the standard dressing up clothes. It enables them to be imaginative, by creating their own ways of using them. The designs are so versatile and each child uses them in a different way. They are bright, washable and are loved by staff and children alike.

    Sara Foster, Child First

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