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Waytoplay is scaling up

Waytoplay is scaling up

Sybren Jelles

Waytoplay is very proud to announce that it has financed its growth by attracting EUR 135.000 external finance from a group of 9 different investors who are connected and match the company profile. The money provided will finance the growth to triple the sales next year by further expanding our network abroad, increase our sales in current channels and the use of new types of distribution. The maturity of the loans are between 2.5-5.5 years securing the long term viability of the company. This long term financing has been accomplished without any involvement of banks, securing that it fits the...

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New Headquarters

New Headquarters

Sybren Jelles

We are proud to inform you that we have found a new workplace in the city center of beautiful Haarlem. A former car repair shop has been transformed into our new ‘headquarters’. A very bright and great place to work. Here we combine the designstudio, office, assembly, picking, packing and distributing waytoplay for their ‘road trip’ all over the world. We are scaling up! Before all disciplines were spread over our home: during school hours our son’s bedroom was transformed into the design studio, the backyard shed gave room to our webshop and our warehouse was a 40 minute drive from home. Combining...

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5 New ways to play with toys cars

5 ways to play toycars

Stephanie Scholte

Waytoplay found this cool article on an American blog whatdowedoallday.com about simple unplugged learning activities. Inspiration for some unplugged playing with cars!  1. Ramp it up!This activity for toy cars is so simple!! Seriously is the cheapest and easiest entertainment for kids! All you do is prop a cookie sheet on a stack of books for an impromptu ramp. Or buy a Wobbel for some permanent ramp-fun and other relaxing open end play. First roll some blocks down the homemade ramp. Then proceed with your cars!   2: Shaving cream car washDid your know shaving cream makes an excellent foam to wash your toy cars. Make your cars...

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Developmental Skills while Playing With Cars

Developmental Skills while Playing With Cars

Sybren Jelles

Playing with cars helps kids in their development. We have found this interesting article written by Rachel Trost. Rachel holds a master in occupational therapy and she highly recommends playing with cars :) Pediatric therapy sessions typically involve a lot of play time! Why? Children learn about their world through play and imitation of adults, and play is much more motivating than sitting at a table completing worksheets. When a child plays with a car, here are a few of the skill areas that are targeted:   Cognition while playing with cars: Experiencing cause and effect relationships, such as when...

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waytoplay goes international

waytoplay goes international

Stephanie Scholte

Dutch children absolutely love to play with waytoplay, we see no reason why children from other parts in the world will not equally enjoy. We see room for international growth. Waytoplay reinforced the family with a toy-veteran, an accountant and an international marketeer. Now we feel fully equipped for an international kick off. Looking forward to serve the entire world. Please note: we like to think BIG but but we handle our family-sized business, with personal care and attention for details.

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