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AOID / Educational Toy


Designed for preschoolers in under-resourced communities, AOID is not only an educational, entertaining, and sustainable toy, it is also highly affordable. Using the recycled fiber pulp-based materials contained in the kit, children can make blocks of various densities and build structures that are only limited by their imaginations. While drawing on their motor skills to form and build blocks, they will gain a basic understanding of material composition and gravity – making learning fun and effective. This low-cost, reusable toy kit gives children in under-resourced communities equal access to entertainment and quality early education.


Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, United States

Xinyue Guo,
Rochester Institute of Technology

Wenxi Qi,
Rochester Institute of Technology

Yanhui Ban,
Art Center College of Design

Hengbo Zhang,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign