While many mouths have uttered the words "kids are tech-savvy at such a young age. nowadays," the fact remains that the little ones aren't actually tiny adults. Even if they can use an iPad better than most. Toronto-based specialty toy store Kol Kid and Tribal DDB Toronto stress this very same fact in "The Joy of Simple Play," their new online video campaign. Here a little boy unknowingly demonstrates that the tactile and exhilarating feeling of playing with something that doesn't have a touch screen has been lost. It's true, mobile devices aren't toys. That's why they're called devices.
Code Film director Tom Feiler and his team also executed two other spots: "Viewmaster," where scrolling through a smartphone's photos proves underwhelming and "Jack," in which a jack-in-box app turns out to be anti-climatic.
In addition to this, Kol Kid and Tribal have revamped the toy retailer's website and have developed a kid-friendly app called Play Engine, which simplifies games and encourages play.