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Funmily game - Sharing is Caring

Funmily is a game especially designed for children from 0 until 5 years old providing full family presence. Unfortunately nowadays we see more adults becoming less communicative and connected to each because they are multitasking and therefore it is a distraction. No wonder this is affecting children having limited play time and are forced to spend more time alone. We thought about this and questioned ourselves, why can’t we help parents and children to find quality time together to experience joy and a true connection? We already knew playing is crucial to physical, intellectual and social-emotional development at an early stages of life. This fact served as great inspiration to create a family focused game.

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How will it works?
Funmily consists of just of two simple elements: an activity bag and one big dice representing a task check-list. These tasks defined by the parents could include: “Did you wash your hands before having dinner?” or “Did you brush your teeth three times today?”.


 
Every side of the dice has a different color, that links to the activity cards in the activities bag, with an end goal of stimulating spending time together e.g. singing a song together, reading or telling a story together.
 
The activity cards are age related and can be replaced at libraries or community centers as soon as they reach their next birthday.

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

During the designing process of "Funmily Game" we focused on low income families initially in Spain, but we are open to spreading it internationally for it could help parents and caregivers of any country.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

We are planning a co-creation session with the help of a NGO in Madrid to: 1. Work with a small team of parents representatives of low income families to introduce the rough prototype. 2. Invite them to play with their children 3. Ask questions and gather feedback and use it to improve it.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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This is a really strong concept! I love the video that lovely explains how this game would happen and the video is also pretty well made. The idea of the doctor telling about the game is amazing. I could just ask something, what material the big dice will be made of? I want to thank you guys for the idea, that makes me really happy!

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Team

Thanks Pedro for your comment. It's great to read your warm welcome to our concept. We appreciate it!!! Regarding your question, we'll be able to answer it after the refinement phase of the challenge. Any suggestion?

Photo of Pedro Rodrigues
Team

You guys could make different types of dices, maybe with foam, plastics, rubber or even a paper dice. Good luck! :)

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