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Feel a heart beating in this wooden body

 

VaiKai supports cognitive and emotional development through connected play

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Living doll...

Vai Kai communicates gently with adorable sounds and breathing color light. When held in hands, Vai Kai responds to motions and your child can feel a heart beating in the wooden body!  

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...that guides child's time

You can easily schedule your child's time on the Parents App. Vai Kai doll notifies playfully about the time with intuitive interactions. The emotional connection with Vai Kai doll helps the child to effortlessly built healthy routines and to manage transitions. 

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Wake-up Time

Vai Kai calls your child in the morning to start a day with a joyful little play.

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Focus Time

Vai Kai measure a time for daily activity and accompanies your child until the time is over.

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Bed Time

Vai Kai yawns, purrs and falls asleep together with your child when the night comes.

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Our customers:

“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

 

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Traditional craftsmanship with the standards of the 21st century

As soon as you hold an Vai Kai in your hands you will immediately recognize how much love we put into making them. We work together with local manufacturers throughout Europe that have known their craft for generations. It´s a combination of talented handcraft and super precise technology.

Of course we think of our planet when producing. Thats 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.

 

"Wood is a familiar and poetic substance, which does not sever the child from close contact with the tree, the table, the floor. Wood does not wound or break down; it does not shatter, it wears out, it can last a long time."
Roland Barthes

 
 
 OUR CHIEF DESIGNER OBSESSED WITH DETAILS

OUR CHIEF DESIGNER OBSESSED WITH DETAILS

 EVERY DOLL IS ASSEMBLED AND TESTED IN OUR WORKSHOP IN BERLIN

EVERY DOLL IS ASSEMBLED AND TESTED IN OUR WORKSHOP IN BERLIN

"It is a radical different approach to connected products"

— Father of 2 from Belgium

Made in Europe

Handmade in Europe, this is what we stand for. Our woodmakers in Poland have been perfecting their craft for generations. Every doll we produce, is carefully turned, polished and painted using the highest quality ecological and child-friendly colors by the Swiss company Zuelch™.

 
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Technology for Sensitive Early Childhood

Together with Early Childhood and Development Specialists from Sheffield University we have studied the effects of Vai Kai Companions on the 4-9 year olds. We have discovered how the emotional interactions of the dolls were triggering unique caretaking play patterns.
Caretaking play is essential for the emotional intelligence and imagination development from the early age.

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 

Parenting
of the Future

Since 2016, hundreds of families around the world are hosting the Companions at their homes. Parents caring for the  healthy digital environment, have found Vai Kai as a perfect  gift for their kid's early childhood.

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