Welcome to Kodo
...children are everything. From the teachers we support to the products we design, it is the child who drives us to evaluate, create, and innovate.
Children are capable and competent
Children are amazing learners. They master new skills continuously, crave challenges, and thrive when empowered with trust and autonomy. At Kodo, we believe that every child is competent. Our tools and materials leave space for their ideas and skills to grow.
teaching tools matter
Kodo materials are not just “toys”, they are tools for teaching. Designed for the child and the teacher, our engaging, open-ended materials captivate children and give teachers opportunities to interact and educate.
Boundless Possibilities through Play
Children need limits, but not in learning! Materials should engage the mind, ignite curiosity, and offer limitless learning opportunities. This is the backbone of everything we design, create, and offer here at Kodo.
Blocks and Engineering
Math and manipulatives
science and technology
Toddlers and twos
“Kodo Products are of excellent quality and have improved our learning environments. We have purchased every single item in the catalog and are excited to see how Kodo helps us achieve our desired learning outcomes. KODO products are fun, innovative, engaging, and educational.”
Little Explorers Academy
“I LOVE Kodo Kids products because they offer adults and children opportunities for open-ended, creative play. As a trainer, I use their products to help educators develop STEM knowledge. I bring a variety of products to workshops and the one educators gravitate towards and are most excited to try is the rubber ramp from Kodo Kids because they are instantly curious about it and as they explore it they discover a multitude of different ways to use it.”
Learning Circle Consulting
Kodo was founded on the idea that the brilliance of childhood deserved so much more than is found in the typical “toy”. In the classroom this is especially relevant and from inception, Kodo has been focused, designing and curating a portfolio of products that uphold the importance and impact of Early Education. Materials which educators the world over are proud to use as Teaching Tools in their classrooms. Kodo was born in 2008 in the garage of a new dad who was inspired by the unbounded possibilities of his young child. In search of building an intellectually enriching environment he leaned on his expertise in design and engineering and began to build. Through the mentoring by master ECE educators a play-based product approach was formed.
Featured Blog Posts
Most young children love squishy, messy, slimy, and gooey things. Very few can resist a stomp through a puddle, or the satisfaction of mixing up a really nice mud pie. There’s something compelling about the feel of soft warm sand, sudsy water, or cool crisp leaves. It’s no wonder sensory play and exploration are a staple in early childhood programs. And it’s no surprise that natural sensory materials like sand and water can be both calming and energizing, resulting in focused sustained engagement.
Playground Memories I recently came across a few old photos of my kindergarten playground. The space was basically a concrete pad that featured...
My heart is breaking….my brain is swimming…my emotions are raw… How do you put on paper what you are feeling during this time? As an educator and...