About ootiboo play
Our goal is to not only foster creative curiosity from an early age, but also to give people of all ages an opportunity to embrace creativity through our projects. Our approach to playful learning appeals to children and also provides the opportunity for adults to reconnect with their own creativity.
For us, creativity is so much more than painting and drawing; it’s the use of imagination, ideas generation, problem-solving and experimentation that empowers us to be inventive and create something - in any medium. These skills are essential to personal development and have a direct impact on wellbeing and mental health.
To learn more about how ootiboo play can make a difference, click on the tabs below.
Fun projects and interesting activities are at the heart of ootiboo play. We are building a diverse range of positivity-focused projects for schools, families and communities.
ootiboo projects teach children there is no right or wrong way to express oneself, and that making mistakes and trying again are a natural part of the creative process. Our focus is on encouraging experimentation and having fun, rather than producing the perfect end result.
Our projects are increasingly reflective of the diversity that creativity has to offer, from drawing and writing to technology and music.
The ootiboo team at Morehall Primary
Creativity is essential for wellbeing and has been shown to positively impact emotional and cognitive child development. With the world changing and becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable, creative skills will play a major role in tackling the societal, environmental and technological challenges children will face. By teaching children how to use their creativity to collaborate with others, we are giving them important social skills that will help them succeed and support their mental health in an ever-changing world.
Creativity is a key skillset; by providing children with the tools and opportunities to discover and embrace their creative strengths, we are encouraging a personal development that will aid and support their future careers - in anyfield.
Creativity needs to be inclusive and accessible to all, regardless of background or economic status. This is why ootiboo is free to schools and families at home. There's no catch and no hidden fees, and for teachers there is no subscription - signing up your school is completely free of charge.We believe creativity is a valid contribution to society, and we want our team and collaborators to be paid fairly. To deliver our services free-of-charge to schools and families at home, we work with an exciting international network of partners in business, technology, and science to fund ootiboo.
Our inclusive projects are designed by expert in-house teachers and creatives to appeal to kids (and grown-ups) of all abilities and backgrounds. The team’s experience ensures we can deliver projects effectively within schools. In addition, teachers from our school advisory group provide valuable feedback to help refine the activities ootiboo offers.
ootiboo play provides a safe environment for children to explore creativity. Children cannot engage with anyone else on the site, and there are minimal external links to take them away from ootiboo - all of which have been vetted by the ootiboo team.
Creativity exists in all of us; it makes us human. It’s the state of being in which we dare to be curious and explore our imagination, invent new ideas and stories, problem-solve and create something new. Creativity can be found in maths, physics and a host of other subjects that are not perceived as creative and, although we may not overtly see ourselves as an artist, musician or writer, we are all inherently creative.
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You can access free resources for After School Clubs and other projects in our dedicated teachers' area. You’ll also find a noticeboard to keep you up to date with upcoming projects and other opportunities for your school.
Teachers need to sign up to access resources - but the good news is it is simple to do, totally free - and there are no catches!
Check out what we have achieved so far on our Projects page.
We're always keen to hear your feedback and share images of students (with photo clearance!) taking part in our Projects. Please feel free to tell us about your ootiboo experience via the simple upload forms within the teachers' area. We love seeing and sharing photos of the kids and their work - and your feedback also helps us to learn, grow andimprove.
Parents can explore activities with the kids at home for free, or check out the Projects your child has participated in at school - we always share the stand-out creations from our events, so look out for that!
We also encourage grown-ups to participate, whether you want to relax, or challenge yourself. Our annual Easteroo and ootiBOO! projects are great examples of our any-age collaborations, and will be joined by other projects throughout the year.