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A unique family program with design thinking at its heart.
Want to turn your family time from challenging to truly magical? "Design Explorers" for 4-10 year olds is here!
With each monthly mission we discover a new real life topic to think about, play with and create - like happiness, success, mistakes, adventures, dreams and aspirations.
We grow and develop, while taking on challenges together. To help us along the way, each mission challenge is presented with many engaging tools from the design thinking method.
We look at each topic from three different viewpoints - ourselves, people close to us and the wider world. This will help us discover what is similar and what is different about other people's ideas.
We transform and rearrange our family time with smart and engaging activities for everyone at home - from the youngest explores to the grown-ups.
We address all key aspects of modern childhood development - emotions, character, competences and key life skills, relevant in the 21st century.
We actively work on parenting skills - each mission is accompanied by additional tips for your personal development. If you would like to grow together with your kids, this is the program to have.
We work like designers - to get started, we only need a piece of paper, some pencils and the desire to try out something new.
The program comes digitally via email, ready to implement from the get-go with clear steps and explanations.
We get friendly with the digital world and use it in a smart way to discover more about the topic. Screen time provides great opportunities, if we know how to make the most of it - especially in the context of a real challenge.
We constantly enrich the program, because this is just the beginning. We follow all relevant research on child development and adapt the newest topics, so expect lots of updates in the coming months.
Why "Design Explorers"?
21st century skills and design thinking -
a powerful combination for learning and change.
21st century skills (World Economic Forum)
Design thinking (UX Collective)
We all want to spend quality time with our children. This means having fun and enjoying our moments together, but also learning new things, building good habits and nurturing important life skills. At the end of the day, when everyone is finally asleep, we start thinking about the big issues — raising successful children and preparing them for all kinds of challenges in life, especially in their formative years when we are closest to them.
And it turns out that it’s not so easy. First, our time with the kids is a complicated affair — it's never enough, it's not always perfectly organised, sometimes we lack inspiration, other times we have to somehow squeeze it in with everything else going on in our lives. Second, the things we do together are often one-off activities not exactly working towards the habits and skills we hope to nurture (although it's written on the packaging).
We believe that with our missions we have found a way to help our children develop those key skills - especially between 4-10 years of age, when their creative capacity is at its greatest. And design thinking, as the leading method for innovation worldwide, is at the heart of it.
How it works
Subscribe to the program - we offer monthly or yearly options.
Your access to the program is granted immediately and you are ready for a quality family time.
Enjoy a fresh new theme each month, created with design thinking and full of engaging activities.
30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked
If you decide for any reason that the program is not for you, we refund the amount for the first month for up to 30 days after your initial subscription.
I'm Tsveti - mother of two amazing children, Annie and Sonny. In 2015 I created Red Paper Plane with a clear goal - to enable kids to show their full potential.
Each mission, activity and tool from the program is part of our life, too - they all begin in our family of beta testers, big and small :)
From our amazing parents:
The program is living and breathing the experience of the parents that created it. Pleasant, lightweight, easy and close to us. The tools are even more interesting than the topic :) and they immediately spark ideas and all kinds of different directions in which I can apply them. By using the program, it's much easier for me to create meaningful time together, without putting pressure on everyone in the family. — Jenny
This program is active and proactive! All family members take part and it's full of cool activities. Congratulations for choosing these monthly topics - they are fully in sync with everything that happens in child development at this age! Nowadays we spend a lot of time at home, but I started thinking that we actually have less time for the things we usually do with the kids. So the program is a big help! — Marina
Everything comes together in a really great way at home - the program is amazing! I would only change one thing - in the description of the program features, "We actively work on parenting skills" should definitely be put higher. Actually, at the very top! :) — Renée
What a great program! Arrives digitally, accessible from anywhere, no need for additional materials or preparation, easy to follow and engaging for everyone at home. The missions come in stages - that's really useful and helps me plan my time with the kids during the week. I'm sure that this also works for other families, since everyone has a different idea on when and how to go about all the activities and techniques. — Sylvia
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