Mum, Dad, I want one! Pleaaaaase!
Are your children always asking for something? What is this thing? A game that will keep them busy for about 5 minutes before they tire of it? An expensive and pointless gift?
We know that you are sometimes worried. “I am always a little anxious about the holiday”, Marine confessed to us. “We want to do plenty with the kids, but if there happens to be a computer or a games console nearby, gone is the family quality time. It is not that easy to keep them busy.” Sophie told me: “When I turned twelve, I took my godson to London. For the whole week, he played video games. I don’t what to do with children today”. But children haven’t changed! We have met a lot of kids and were impressed by their energy and their desire to speak out. They are full of talent waiting to blossom and to be shared. They want nothing more than to impress their friends and impress us.
FLYPE: REVEALS TALENT
What if talents could be revealed by something, something that would enable children to surpass themselves, to develop their creativity, to play all together?
We found that something. Flype: it is as tiny object which can be carried everywhere. So light – it weighs less than a gram – that it fits in your pocket. Easy as it may seem, it is a magical thing. As soon as one is moving, it spins steadily at the tip of a finger. With Flype, your child turns into a magician. There is no “trick”. With a little dexterity and training, everybody can do it, each and everyone in their own style. They can complete ever more spectacular figures, play as a group, challenge each other, put up choreographies. And in the wind, Flype spins on its own! It is becoming a fashion accessory for sliding sports (roller-skating, rollerblading) and beach sport.
With Flype, one may play endlessly. The family can take it up, each in their own way. And, for a change, children are the ones giving tips to grown-ups.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR CHILDREN HAPPY FOR SURE?
Have trust in their experience:
Charlotte,11: “Flype is a design. It is beautiful when it spins, and even more when we try figures. I will buy them to play with of course, but also to get the full collection.”
Raphaël, 10: “Flype is great. I can do many figures and invent some too. I like the designs with all their colours. It is the number-one game anyone has ever invented because I can play with it indoors and outdoors, play with my friends or on my own. We can also exchange them. In three words: I LOVE FLYPE.”
Estelle, Fifth grade teacher: “Flype is a sensory object. Linked very much with touch of course, but also delightful to the eye and even to the ear: children soon understood that they could imitate the fluttering sound of a butterfly’s wings!”
Lucas, 13: “I like that it is not such an easy game after all. At first, all we know to do is spin around with the Flype, but then we can improve.”
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
(Answers by Xavier Sénémaud, inventor of Flype)
WHERE DOES THE FLYPE COME FROM?
It is a brand new product, patented and manufactured in France.
IT SEEM REALLY LIGHT, IS IT FRAGILE?
Indeed it is light. One day, a child asked me what it was made of. Another answered: “It’s made of a butterfly’s wing!” That’s about it. A Flype weighs less than a gram. It isn’t fragile but should be handled with care. That’s why we sell it with a protective casing. If it is damaged, just put it back in the casing and wait 15 minutes before playing with it again. It has its own regenerative cocoon.
HOW IS IT INNOVATIVE?
Flype is a condensate of both simplicity and complexity. With this product, we reach the frontier of numerous technologies. Nothing is left to chance. It took one year of research to achieve the result we wanted. In the end, we decided to build our own machines, now solely dedicated to the Flype’s manufacture.
WHAT ARE YOU COMPANY’S VALUES?
We have encountered many obstacles before we could launch Flype; our values are the same as the product’s: with a little push and a lot of perseverance, all is possible.
We like to tell this story which inspires us every day:
One day, a hole opened in a cocoon. A man sat down and watched the hatching butterfly struggle for hours to crack its shelter and widen the small hole. Soon however, it seemed to the man as if the insect made no more progress. It had gone out as far as it could and stopped moving. Then, the man grabbed some scissors and delicately cut into the cocoon to help the butterfly out. It escaped easily, but it looked sickly and its wrinkled wings were atrophied.
“That’s all right, it will grow” the man thought to himself, and he went on watching the butterfly, hoping that it would open its wings and fly. But it never happened. The butterfly spent the remainder of its life crawling, unable to use its stunted wings.
The man had not understood, in his hasty kindness, that the cocoon is made too small on purpose by a crafty Nature so that the butterfly would have to fight its way out and thus train its wings... only then can it fly.
Sometimes, the fears, the failures and the hard-hits we experiences are just what we need. If nature allowed us to go forward in life without any obstacle standing in our way, we would be like this butterfly, which was born too soon and got its wings clipped by easiness.
Freedom is hard won... but one cannot fly without basic training!
I hope that this story moved you as it did me. “One cannot fly without basic training”!
Training will also be needed to play with Flype and our children will discover the sense of endeavour and the joy surpassing oneself brings.