Habbi Habbi


Many remark how ‘global’ our product set is and ask ‘How did you choose and find them?’ We explored the toy universe … attended trade fairs, reviewed ‘best of’ lists, hunted for newcomers and looked at old favorites. In total, we researched over 2000 brands and reached out only to those whose products and stories aligned with our 9 values. These you see here are those whose stories spoke to us and whose products enable a conversation or experience for our kids (and us!) We hope you like them as much as we do.

My Family Builders

My Family Builders

I am from: San Francisco, CA

I play with: 3+ year old friends

My values: Empathy, Global Citizenship, Worthiness

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What I am

I am an interactive magnetic block set that nurtures children to be open-minded, empathetic and introduces them to a world of possibilities … through building all kinds of modern families. With 2000 possible combinations, I am a catalyst for conversation - a tool for parents and educators to talk about diversity and love. Also (humble brag), I was the winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award 2016!

How I work

I have 48 magnetic wooden blocks that include different combination of heads, bodies, and legs, which can be mixed and matched to make up a character. I also include cards to play five games that start conversations about diversity and create teachable moments so that kids can understand and learn that differences are something to be celebrated.

My story

In 2015, my inventor, Ez Karpf, was looking for presents for his friends’ children. He just assumed he would be able to find a doll set that would resemble their multiracial family. He tried store after store, but couldn’t find a single one that even came close. Not only that, he also realized that there weren’t toys that represented families with two dads or two moms, single-parent families, or blended families. He discussed this dilemma with some friends and together, they were inspired to do something about it. After long deliberations on design, child psychology and education, Ez came up with the idea of an open-ended educational wooden toy that would encourage young children to embrace family diversity through play.