Funworld’s Touch Toy terminal for children can encourage creativity and take the pressure off parents in locations as diverse as shopping centres, hotels, doctors’ surgeries and banks, says the supplier.
Eight games – Counting, Words, Drawing, Puzzle, Painting, Duo, Melody and Detective – develop basic knowledge and memory, covering numeracy and literacy skills as well as art and music.
Said Funworld CEO Josef Öhlinger: “All the games were developed in collaboration with child psychologists and educators and are suitable for children. They demonstrably support the child’s memory capacity and have a pronounced social aspect. They thus have an entertainment, communication and educational impact simultaneously, while offering children a unique game experience.”
An encouraging voice guides children through the menu in a choice of ten languages including English, French and German.
The unit is available in red, yellow, green or blue, and can be customised to fit with a location’s branding. It’s even possible to build the terminal into your own fittings using the OEM kit.
As well as providing a service to parents and children which improves the customer experience, the Touch Toy can be revenue-generative by displaying advertising or by coin-slot operation.
“With Touch Toy, Funworld is forging a completely new path, whereby we are successfully penetrating into promising business segments outside of the vending machine sector and opening up new market opportunities to locations. Around 1000 Touch Toys are already in use in the initial markets of Austria and Finland at locations including the fashion house C&A, the furniture chain Lutz and Raiffeisenbank, which are attracting significant attention due to their high entertainment value and the educational content,” said Öhlinger.