Learn. Create. Play...with MURO busy boards.
MURO makes it simple to create a unique busy board or activity cube for your kids, without any of the normal faff. Using a circular, grid-patterned board and 'plug-and-play' accessories, it is simple to create a unique, play-based educational toy in any room of the house. Once the board is up it's a one-step process to add, move and swap accessories, keeping it interesting and encouraging development. The only difficult part is choosing what you want to add to the board (there's a lot of choice!)
MURO is designed to be fixed to the wall (although we'll make a freestanding model too) and is made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced Scandinavian birch plywood, beautifully cut and finished with a light varnish to make the contrasting grain really pop. There's no doubt that these are going to look great in any nursery or playroom. Boards measure 80 cm x 40 cm, custom sizes are available on request.
We use a simple plastic plug (it's the only bit, we promise!) to attach accessories to the board, designed to fit too firmly for little fingers so that MURO stays the way you built it. Choose from our large range of accessories to build the perfect space for your children, with different lines of accessories designed with educational psychologists, to help them on their way to key development milestones.
Once the MURO has been set up the fun begins. Watch to see how engaged your children are with their own personal space keeping them occupied. See what they like and what they don't, and simply change accessories to the ones they like the most. Naturally their interests will change as they develop; so does MURO. It truly is a toy that grows with your child. Designed to grow, built to last.
Learn with MURO
The accessories which you attach to MURO are what make it amazing, without them it's just a bit of plywood. We've spent a lot of time developing the ranges of accessories, working closely with educational psychologists and teachers so that they support stages of learning and encourage development. But most important is that children find it fun, which is why all the accessories are tested at one of our regular focus groups (join our mailing list and follow our social media to find out where and when the next one is).
The most important thing is that kids are having fun and are engaged. Obviously this is MURO's main goal and it's great that all the learning stuff happens at the same time (as long as we've done our job properly). Luckily we have a large range of accessories so you're guaranteed to find something your kids will love.
In early years children develop fine motor skills, colour and shape recognition and more complex ideas such as permanence (things exist even when you can't see them) and spatial awareness through play. As with everything it's best to start simply and increase the difficulty as you master each task. MURO makes it simple to follow these developmental paths.
We take all of our ideas and rigorously test them for both safety and suitability, nothing beats real world experience. We run events throughout London at various different locations around the UK. Keep in touch to find out when the next event is. They're great fun, you'll get to try out the latest ideas first, and even be able to get your idea brought to life (plus we give away free stuff too!).
Create with MURO
There's no right or wrong way to build your MURO busy board; you put what you want, where you want it. We even have blank accessory backboards so you can make you own accessories. Our aim has always been to put the power to create a beautiful piece of nursery furniture in your hands. Now you can create a unique busy board or activity cube in minutes.
The best thing about MURO is that it allows you to be creative. Once the MURO busy board is up on the wall you can quickly and simply make an amazing piece of nursery furniture by adding, moving and swapping your favourite accessories. We also have a cube version so that you can build your own activity cubes.
Plug and Play
I know, I know, it's plastic. Its the only part where we are using plastic but it really is the best option. These have been carefully designed so that each accessory snaps neatly into place but can be removed easily too. Wooden toys are so easy to attach to you busy board.
MURO is designed to be fixed to the wall (but we also have a stand). The wall screws are easy to place, with full and detailed instructions in the box. Each screw hole fits through a oval hole so that the board rests on the floor. There are also spacers behind the board so it stands 45mm away from the wall, so the skirting board is not a problem!
Play with MURO
No two busy boards need be the same. Play around, have fun with it. We can't wait to see what you come up with.