Whole Wide World Toys Launches First In A Series Of World Village Playsets
Richly Detailed, Heirloom Quality Playset Celebrates Life In China Through the Eyes of Two Visiting American Children
World Village Playset – China features richly detailed, heirloom-quality components, including a soft fabric playmat with beautiful illustrations, a 32-page color story and activity book and more than a dozen story cards to boost storytelling. Ideal for smaller hands, the set’s chunky, painted wood puzzle pieces feature people and objects seen in China. Designed for kids ages 4 & up with more than 30 pieces overall, the product is available at wholewideworldtoys.com, Amazon and specialty toy stores (SRP $59.99). Additional playsets will launch in 2016.
According to Barta, the mission of Whole Wide World Toys is to teach kids about world cultures through creative play and to prepare them for lives that will include a variety of people from around the world.
“Children are curious about the world around them, and we’ve designed our playsets to be fun and engaging while encouraging a global mindset,” said Barta. “Through our playsets, kids can discover fascinating people and cultures that are very different from their own. We hope to inspire kids and families to explore the world.”
Ideal for children and families who travel, classrooms or adoptive families with a child of Chinese descent, World Village Playset – China is focused on the story of Emma and Joe, a brother and sister traveling in China. The story and activity book provides information about life in China, including interesting foods, places, customs and activities. Each puzzle piece is identified in both Mandarin and English for language familiarity. Story cards are included to promote storytelling. The soft fabric playmat doubles as a colorful wall tapestry, with two loops for hanging.
Deluxe Companion Pack: World Village Playset Shop, Boat and House
A Deluxe Companion Pack is also available separately (SRP $39.99). The extra-large stand-up pieces extend the imaginative and multidimensional play experience. For example, character figures can ride up the canal in their boat, play behind the open doors and windows of the canal house, or sell kites, candy and snacks to their customers through the window of a colorful storefront.
About Whole Wide World Toys
Whole Wide World Toys was founded in 2014 by Laura Barta, former P&G executive and mom of two who has lived in and traveled to many countries around the globe with her family. World Village Playsets are designed to inspire curiosity about the world and its people by immersing kids in the everyday lives of people around the world through play. For more information, go to Whole Wide World Toys or visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
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