We are a husband and wife team based in West Sussex. We have two amazing children, Billy and Lara who are the inspiration behind everything we do. Happy Little Doers started on Instagram, as we started to create and share play/creative ideas to do at home during lockdown. On the hunt to find new ways to play and learn we had our light bulb moment. Billy and I would often sit and count and play with numbers. I would write down the numbers and dots on a separate piece of paper for him to match up. However, he always wanted to count higher than 10, and play more with numbers. The scraps of paper I had written on soon became bent and torn. We realised there wasn’t anything on the market that went higher than 10 or 20. That’s when we decided to launch NUMBERS.
Our aim is to inspire kids to reach their full potential by helping them discover their favourite way of learning through play. We do this by creating fun, interactive educational resources that are designed to be used both at home or out and about
We design educational activity resources for children’s development; including boosting confidence & happiness, building on language, speech and communication, improving literacy skills, problem-solving and developing memory recall. The style of our design uses modern typography with minimalist design and are created with longevity and sustainability in mind.
Yes, absolutely! All of our products are UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) tested. This is a legal requirement for all toys and goods that are used by children to verify toy safety. All paper stock is FSC-certified and, where possible we use vegetable-based inks and natural materials.
We are based in the sunny countryside of West Sussex.
Research shows that bold black-and-white pictograms stimulate the development of the optic nerves and encourage cognitive development without over-stimulation. This is very particular in very young babies and early years development when starting to build an understanding of patterns, memory and the ability to absorb new information.
Flashcards are a fantastic way of learning individual topics as their purpose is to encourage active recall. Practising active recall with flashcards encourages strong neural connections within the brain which creates an effective method for improving memory. The flashcards created by Happy Little Doers are designed to work individually with one another, as well as working cross-product which makes them highly dynamic.r
Your child starts learning as soon as their eyes are able to focus on objects so really, it is completely up to you from this point. Our early-year cards are specifically designed in black and white to minimise distraction, but also engage better focus early on in the childs development. The cards that have a greater focus on high contrast are our ‘Learn by Doing… Numbers’ and ‘Learn by Doing… Shapes‘ packs
Happy Little Doers is an award-winning brand, winning an award for ‘Best Educational Toy/Game’ in the Junior Design Awards, 2021 for our ‘Learn by Doing… Times Tables‘ flashcards, also available as a designer wall print. All of our products are conceptualised and designed in-house, with extensive research going into every product manufactured. Happy Little Doers products are all manufactured in the UK, from product to packaging, to ensure that we provide quality products that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
You can follow Happy Little Doers on Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn. We have joined TikTok so watch this space as we are still working it out!
Yes, all our products are printed in the UK. The ink used is 100% eco-friendly and entirely plant-based, manufactured from renewable sources.
We use a variety of paper stocks depending on the requirement of the product, you can see specific details on each product page under material spec and packaging. All our products are FSC. The ink used is 100% eco-friendly and entirely plant-based, manufactured from renewable sources.
All within the UK so there is no unnecessary footprint.
Learning should be fun and there are so many exciting ways to learn through play. Play is vital in helping children be ready and confident for school as well as encouraging their imagination and helping them with literacy and numeracy skills. Try to incorporate their interests when learning through play. Incorporating school topics into home play and activities shows your child that learning can be fun! Plan a trip to the museum/beach/forest to further explore their current topic.
Please get in touch and send us an email to [email protected] or message us on Instagram.