Shannon Ruskin, Primary School
Nüdel Kart, a social enterprise by Playground Ideas.
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Why did you create this innovation?
Educators around the globe are desperately seeking innovative solutions to help their children to become more creative, better problem solvers and thinkers, & yet the curriculum that they are required to teach does not support. Nüdel Kart instantly creates an environment to teach these 21st-century skills directly to students. It supports self-directed learning, a growth mindset and social skills
How does your innovation work in practice?
Nüdel Kart is a deconstructable, mobile play cart that can transform any space into a creative, loose parts, play space for 3-12 year olds.
✓ Adaptable and portable
✓ Built for mass rollout, delivered quickly in a crisis
✓ Encourages resilience, confidence and success, creating a strong sense of wellbeing – tackling development delay
✓ Supports social and psychosocial needs
✓ Works for all abilities including children with disabilities
✓ Perfect for International Development, Education, Trauma, Disaster recovery, Conflict and post war programs, Refugees and people on the move.
Nüdel Kart has been successfully tested in remote and challenging environments with Occupational Therapists and 3 universities. It can work in an unstructured environment as well as with existing curriculum. We are currently developing a method which uses the Nüdel Kart to develop and measure creativity which we can link to future success.
How has it been spreading?
Nüdel Kart have been delivered to almost 100 schools and communities on almost every continent. We now have US distribution and UK is in final negotiations, with other re-sellers around the globe . We are just about to launch a smaller more transportable version of the cart for the early years and allied health professionals. We have won several awards including 2 Australian Good Design Awards, Open IDEO Education in emergencies challenge, the San Diego Airport Innovation lab, and the Real Play City challenge.
Through the support of philanthropic partners we have been also been able to distribute many carts to schools and organisations supporting children in crisis.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
There are many Nüdel Kart around the world. We can let you know if there is one near you that you can see in the wild, alternatively you can check out our website where there is a lot of information and videos you can review. Or simply email or call us.
Marcus, +61 432 738 719