Tempus – play therapy toy by Isabel Rodriguez


Why you design educational toys for children?

I think children are the most important and complex part of the society because they’re the future of it. Designing products that can be useful for their mental and physicall growth issuch a challenge and responsability as a designer. Having part of their development as human beings it’s in our hands is exciting.


What was your inspiration for your play therapy toy Tempus?

When I was younger I met a kid who never looked anyone in the eye or talk directly to anybody. He was always creating awesome pieces of art and I always wanted to know why he behaved that way. Years later I figured out that this kid had Autistic spectrum disorder. He was the main reason that inspired me to research more about this disorder and how this kids feel, learn and understand the world.


A few personal questions at the end: Did you have a favorite toy?

I remember 3 favorite toys of my childhood: my teddybear, Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls and a kit to design and produce jewerly.


And subsequently: What toy do you think is a completely superfluous?

I think none toy is superfluous as long as the parents or the kid give a meaning to it.

If you look into a crystal ball and predict your future as a designer: What children’s product would you like to design next?

I’d like to design some kind of furniture to enhance child’s learning.


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