Alicia Jenkins

Alicia Jenkins

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Takoda

A construction toy for children with Autism

Takoda helps children aged 4+ to express how they feel and to relate to others through a fun and friendly construction toy. Recognising emotions and expressing feelings are areas of difficulty for many children, not just those who have autism. Each set comes with different faces that reflect a range feelings and differently coloured body parts that a child can select to make their Takoda look like them and reflect how they feel. Takoda is a toy that enables a parent to start a conversation with their child and really understand how their child is feeling.