.500 Years ago the Flemish painter, Pieter Bruegel painted 'Childrens Games'. The masterpiece contains more than 80 games! Today, Calidocious Inc. is proud to follow in the footsteps of Bruegel with the Zoot® line of toys.
Zoot® toys began with 'Bear-Zoot' in 2010 and the line has expanded to include a selection of wooden toys. The logo is "zoOT®".
-------------Software and Hardware!------------- "100 Percent Z%t!"
Applications for Ether space
In addition to reinforcing the idea that learning Flemish is fun, the toys also serve as a metaphor to describe the place of Flemish in the Germanic family of languages. Flemish can be described as the "baby bear" of the Language Family- with High German being the strict (hard) Papa Bear and Dutch being the pragmatic, nuturing (soft) Mama Bear- from the fairy tale by Robert Southey.
The Zoot® toys additionally support the notion that Flemish (like German) is a particularly adept language for describing, and hence creating and controlling, tangible, manipulatable objects.
The toys are further intended to act as a linguistic counterpart to the 'Calidocious®' candies. They are meant to represent the neuter nouns of Dutch, which are the counterparts of 'Calidocious' common nouns.
Calidocious® candies are made of "sugar, spice, and everything nice"-again by Robert Southey. Zoot® toys, on the other hand, are made of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails". . The target group for Zoot® toys is pre-teenagers, in particular children between 4 and 10, (the most productive years to learn a foreign language).
Although 'zoOT®' toys are currently primarily made from oak wood or balsam, ultimately most of the toys are intended to be made from 'old growth' redwood timbers, ie. wood dating as far back 1302, the historical birthday of Flanders. (The 'old growth redwood' toys will be ecologically sustainable as the toys will be made from recycled wood.)
Hard Drives- (Speed depends on Band Width)
Two step Boot Up!
As with Calidocious® candies, profits from the sales of toys will be used to promote Flemish language instruction in the United States, with the goal of eventually focusing on instruction at the kindergarten and grade school level. . Due to the costs involved in making/marketing the toys, the price of each toy is currently high. Calidocious Inc. plans to lower prices as soon as possible.
Zoot® toys are 100% lead free. All painted toys also come in "natural" styles- with non-paint coatings. Currently, Calidocious Inc. is only shipping the non-painted models.
"Control, Shift, Delete!" (Rubber Bands Included)
Duke of Zoot
As with Calidocious products, Zoot® toys can be purchased via either check or money order sent to 'Calidocious Inc., 363 Cypress Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050. Please add $25 Shipping per order and allow 4-6 weeds for delivery within the U.S. For international orders, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .