Student: Back to School
by Elizabeth Freeman on 07/17/2014 | 4 Minute Read
Designed by Judit Török, Back to School seeks to expand a child's knowledge as a pre-school student by teaching them that learning can be fun. Back to School uses soft tones of cool and warm colors that make to product appear more inviting for the toddler vs. a bright and harsh palette. With that in mind, the user is more likely to handle that object differently and have a more mellow attitude when approaching the game.
"Back to School was my final project at the university. It is an education kit for preschool students. Based on the cognitive development the most important thing in this age is to let the children discover the world, and learn concepts from working with materials.
The kit filled with a two-sided learning clock, a geometry set (which is a puzzle as well), a counting board, two wooden dices, wooden counting sticks, two-sided wooden disks for counting and reading, and a removable box with letters.
The illustrations have a quirky, handmade feeling, but the characters have to be really accurate to can be easily recognized. The smooth, gender neutral color palette roles the whole package.
It's hard to determine it is a board game, and educational toy kit or a classroom tool. It is all of them a little bit. I think this turned out its strength to be not too 'childish' and not to 'schoolish'. It can be used in the classroom as well as at home.
The paper parts can be recycled and the wooden tools can live longer as part of a board game. On the spine of the book is a blank name tag for the child's name and class."
Designed by Judit Török
School: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design