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- Helping children reach their potential -
Kanazawa Ikiya produces wooden play set based on the concept of "nurtur ing the five senses".
Kanazawa Ikiya's brechiation "BreKIDS" is an indoor play set designed with children's growth in mind.
With the goal of stimulating the five senses to grow the brain, BreKIDS aims to provide children with an important opportunity and place to develop their "brain"" while nurturing their bodies through the process of fun play.
BreKIDS incorporates many tricks to stimulate the brain at an early age that are not found in other brechiation.
Wooden playset that nurtures the five senses
The three senses of touch plus the intrinsic senses and the sense of equilibrium (vestibular senses) are said to be sense s that are difficult to be aware of by oneself. To be
able to unconsciously use these three senses in a balanced manner is called "sensory integration.
By learning sensory integration, you will be able to move your body as you wish, use tools, and communic ate well with others.
If sense integration is not sufficiently mature, emotional, interpersonal, learning, and language problems are likely to occur. For Ex. in the situation of quietly listening to others, a child with poor sensory integration may not be able to concentrate on the act of listening, and may appear to be restless or behave in a distracting manner.
During childhood, the brain processes the information input from the various senses and outputs it in the form of actions. In order to develop the ability to output, input is the
first important step.
By using hands and feet to play with BreKIDS from an early age, children naturally train their senses to sense something and their brain to process that information as input.
BreKIDS contains many nutrients that stimulate the brain and promote input. Playing at BreKIDS is an important opportunity and place to not only nurture the body, but also to train the brain's input ability.
\ Stimulate the five senses "BreKIDS" /
For brain training at an early age
Kanazawa Ikiya's BreKIDS has a hanging bar with a diameter of 12mm, which no other company offers. The diameter of 12mm is thick enough for infants to grip firmly.
Babies have several "reflexes" to help them adapt to their environment. "Gripping" is one of them. When something touches the open palm of the hand, it closes as if g rip ping it instantaneously. That is the "gr ip ping reflex. It is interesting to note that "gripping" can be done by reflex, but "releasing" requires training to be done consciously. "Grip" is a training of "release" and also a training of the brain.
It is said that the earlier age start training, the more children can learn in a short period of time, and the more children repeat, the faster children's brain will grow. A wooden playset called BreKIDS helps to create an environment that brings out the best in children's abilities from the time they are babies.
Although Kanazawa Ikiya's BreKIDS takes up only one tatami mat, it is possible to change the thickness (12, 18, 25, or 30 mm in diameter) and spacing (100, 150, or 200 mm) of the hanging bars as your child grows, and it is very easy to do so. In addition, floor panels can be attached so t hat the height can be changed as the child grows.
Reversible panels and floor panels that can be easily changed in height by the mother alone.There are more than 50 variations in this product.
Considering the recent housing situation and the fact that people live in apartments and condominiums, the feature of BreKIDS is that it can be installed in as little space as possible.
On the other hand, BreKIDS is not only a place for children to play, but also a place for children to expand their own abilities and possibilities through repeated challenges, failures and successes. Therefore, as a piece of hardware, BreKIDS needs to be as strong and safe as possible. The experience and knowledge of an ex construction carpenter who is a licensed architect has been put to good use in this unit.
Can be used as children grow
Japanese people have been associated with wood since ancient times. Wood is a material that used to be in dispensable for life, from housing to daily necessities.
Wood has an image of "warmth".
Because of its low thermal conductivity (heat does not escape easily), when you touch the wood surface, the heat of the person who touched it is returned to you, making it feel like human skin.
When people touch wood, they feel warmth, familiarity, and smoothness.
To allow children to feel the sensation of touching wood, BreKIDS is a wooden play set that is not painted to bring out the natural texture of wood.
The reason why Kanazawa Ikiya insists on using wood is because we believe that among the five senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight), the sense of touch, which is the most important but seems to be getting weaker these days, is a sense that plays an important role in nurturing our minds as we grow.
Kanazawa Ikiya's idea of "authenticity" does not mean high or low value from the outside, but neither more nor less than what it is (plain).
Our role is to recognize and bring out the "as is" of the material. It is the role of parents and other adults to recognize and bri ng out the best in children.
I sincerely hope that the children of the future will understand that the most wonderful thing is to be as you are.
Kanazawa Ikiya's wooden playset is not just "fun to play with.
It is a place of experience and challenge for children's "mind and body" to grow.
The joy and satisfaction of being praised for a job well done.
The frustration when you can't do it well.
Sometimes it will be painful.
All of this will become "nutrients" for the growth of the children's minds and bodies.
The important thing is for children to "experience" it with their own bodies.
We sincerely hope that our playset will be used with the understanding of parents and guardians who understand that their children's growth will be achieved through challenges such as "thinking for themselves" and "trying things for themselves," and that the accidents that accompany children's challenges are "a great gift for the future". We sincerely hope that parents and guardians will und erstand that the accidents that accompany children's challenges are "a great gift fo r the future.
However, there is absolutely no need to expose children to "unnecessary dangers" that can be prevented with minimal care.
In order to achieve this, it is essential to keep a moderate distance from the children and not to interfere with them too much.
The condition of wooden playset changes daily.
We would appreciate it if you could pay a little attention to the condition of the playset as well as your precious children.
Main unit sales price (excluding tax) 258,000 yen~
|Wood||Standard type of SPF material, High quality type made entirely of Japanese cypress.|
|Size||W=approx. 1,450mm D=approx. 760mm H=approx. 1,820mm|
Diameter: 30mm (200mm spacing) 6 pcs.
Diameter: 25mm (150mm spacing) 8 pcs.
Diameter: 18mm (150mm spacing) 6 pcs (optional)
Diameter: 12mm (100mm spacing) 7 pcs (optional)
Reversible panel (12mm and 18mm diameter)
Climbing board, climbing bar
Cypress floor board removal
Natural log balance beam
Approximate age range for each hanging bar
The load capacity values are a guide during the cloud ladder exercise. If you are simply hanging, the load capacity of each hanging bar will be even greater.
The load capacity of the hanging bar has been tested by a domestic testing organization. For details, please see the following PDF file.
Kanazawa Ikiya offers a purchase service for owners who wish to hand over their Brekids to a second owner. To ensure that your child can use the BreKIDS safely, we will maintain it at Kanazawa Ikiya and pack it correctly for delivery to the second owner.
For healthy growth of mind and body
We started undertaking custom-built houses under the trade name "Fun House" in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
In parallel with Fun House, started contracting for the inner construction of Japanese-style rooms as "Ikiya".
Set up a workshop in Yamato Koriyama City, Nara Prefecture, and began producing natural log averaging tables.
Brachiation Ladder for Kids production begins.
In order to achieve "Kanazawa Ikiya's Playground Equipment for All of Japan! Bringing Japan's craftsmanship to the world!”, we formed a business alliance with Gran Esperanza
Moved the workshop to Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture.
There are some things that can only be conveyed with words.
But there are also things that cannot be conveyed with words.
Kanazawa Ikiya wants you to feel what kind of thoughts are put into the "products" through the "products" of wood.
I want you to feel that someone's love and thought is poured into you.
We would like to introduce the official partners of Kanazawa Ikiya, who share our aspiration to support children in bringing out their innate potential.
Kanazawa Ikiya produces and sells other wooden products in addition to Bre Kids. For details, please see the Natural l og balance beam page.
- translated by Loyventory