In this Play! by Fafu ebook



Fafu and Friends!

  • How Did I Play? How Do I Play?

    By Lesley Romanoff, teacher at Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

    In a UK cooperative, parents own and operate the school. The school’s bylaws outline parental involvement, as well as the teachers’, in school’s governance, on committees, and in the classroom. Our school has a set of rules and regulations and a handbook as support information for what the bylaws simply outline. These documents are crafted and voted in by the membership, which consists of parents and staff.

  • Little Explorers Outdoor Pre-school

    By Martin Besford

    Little Explorers is based at Highway Farm Activity Centre and is run by them. We operate in an Ecofriendly Timber building with a back to basics, cosy atmosphere. The building is heated by a logburner and water heated on it. We have a compost toilet and are wrapped internally with carbon zero insulation. We try to offer the best of both worlds with a secure natural indoor space, and a stimulating and challenging outdoor, enclosed area for free flow. All surrounded by an acre and a half field for the freedom and exhilaration the natural outdoors has to offer.

  • The Organic Child
    Not So Much a Company - More a Cross Between a Crusade and a Vendetta!

    by Tom Shea

    In writing this  I would share with you that I regard myself as a person who looks for actions over words and believes that a picture says a thousand words. I am an “agent entreprovaracateur”, (a cross between and agent provocateur, and entrepreneur and a provoker) not normally a writer!

  • Folk Nepal

    Fafu is on a mission to bring more joy and prosperity to all children so that they can grow and develop at their own pace. We do that by developing open ended products that inspire play based learning but we also do it by choosing to only work with Fair Trade producers.

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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