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Time Companion

Limited Edition

 
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Learn trough your senses, engage your emotions

 

VaiKai supports cognitive and emotional development through connected play. She communicates gently with adorable sounds and breathing color light. When held in hands, VaiKai responds to motions and you can feel a heart beating in the wooden body!  

 

Develop your sense of time

 

You can easily set up alarm clock and timer via bluetooth connected VaiKai App. Whether you learn to control your screen-time, concentrate on musical instrument practice, or wake up in the morning - now it becomes a playful ritual.

 

Play with imagination

Animated VaiKai dolls are inspired by the natural way children use their toys. Sounds of excitement while flying, giggles while dancing, snores while being put down to bed, pumping heartbeats felt beneath the wooden body, spark imagination, give opportunity to invent some hide&seek stories, treasure hunt adventures, and many more unforgettable childhood memories.

 
 Secret compartment inspires endless ideas for the creative play

Secret compartment inspires endless ideas for the creative play

 When laid down, VaiKai doll purr like a cat, as if she went to sleep

When laid down, VaiKai doll purr like a cat, as if she went to sleep

 Minimal beautiful form allow children to express themselves freely

Minimal beautiful form allow children to express themselves freely

 

"Because the dolls are so simple, there’s no limit to how they can be used. "

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 Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice write about the research: “These findings make a contribution to the field of materialities in young children’s communication practices when playing.”

Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice write about the research: “These findings make a contribution to the field of materialities in young children’s communication practices when playing.”

Child-friendly digital toy pioneers

Together with Early Childhood and Development Specialists from Sheffield University we studied the effects of playing with screen-less digital VaiKai dolls, known back then as Avakai, on the 4-6 year olds. We have discovered that the interactions of the dolls were triggering unique narrative and care-taking play patterns, that are essential for the emotional and cognitive development at the early age.

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Our customers say:

“I was really excited about a toy that merges traditional, handmade, long-lasting playthings with modern technology; I wanted to give my kids an experience that was like my childhood and would feel familiar and fun to them as well. “


Dad from Portland


"It is a radical different approach to connected products"


Dad of 2 from Belgium


“It’s a high tech toy that my kid can play with, but get the feeling of no tech :) it's not loud and catchy, but lovely designed.”


Mom from Sydney

 
 Our Chief Designer Obsessed with details.

Our Chief Designer Obsessed with details.

Traditional craftsmanship with the standards of the 21st century

Sustainably made in Europe

As soon as you hold VaiKai Doll in your hands you will immediately recognize how much love we put into making them. Every doll we produce, is carefully turned, polished, hand-finished and painted using the highest quality ecological and child-friendly colors by the Swiss company Zuelch™.

We work together with local manufacturers throughout Europe that have known their craft for generations. It´s a combination of precise handcraft and technology. When all the components arrive to our workshop in Berlin, we assemble and test every piece.

We think of our planet when producing. That’s why we only use wood that comes from sustainably managed forests within the EU to also give future generations woods to play in, fresh air and innovative toys.

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Patience & Time

It takes more than 30 years for a beech tree to grow big enough to be used in turning. When selected and cut by the foresters, the tree has to mature and dry for another 4 years. Only then, it arrives to our workshops ready to be turned.

When our dolls reach your home it is a result of almost 40 years of creation that started once as a tiny seed.

We believe that if we take from the forest we have to give something back - for every tree we use to make our dolls, we plant 5 new trees. They will grow together like the kids playing with the Vai Kai dolls.

 Fagus Sylvatica - European beech

Fagus Sylvatica - European beech

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Preparing children for digital future

Since 2016, hundreds of families around the world have hosted VaiKai Dolls at their homes. Parents caring for the  healthy digital environment, have found VaiKai as a perfect gift for their kid's early childhood.