We're in the midst of a Learning Revolution – a revolution that champions the importance of play in teaching 21st Century skills!
Twenty One Toys designs and manufactures toys that teach Empathy, Failure, Creative Communication, Collaboration and other core skills necessary for 21st Century learners, of any age.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Twenty One Toys (the longer answer)?
Twenty One Toys is a young social enterprise that works out of the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, Ontario. We design and produce toys and workshops that teach key 21st century skills, such as innovation, creativity, collaboration, and complex problem solving by breaking them down into core skills such as Empathy, Failure and Communication. Our first toy, the Empathy Toy, is already in hundreds of homes, schools, and offices in 31 countries thanks to forward thinking educators, a handful of awards and our Kickstarter Campaign that let us manufacture our first batch of Empathy Toys!
Why the name Twenty One Toys?
Twenty One Toys stands for 21st century skills.
We also take inspiration from Friedrich Froebel, who in the 19th Century designed 20 toys that led to his creation of Kindergarten. We like to think we pick up where he left off, at the 21st toy.
Watch our animated explanation below!