Hi I’m Annabel, the founder of Busy Boards 123! I live in London with my two little girls Willow and Harper and my husband Jonathan. My background is in Early Years education, and my 15+ years experience has shown me the crucial role that playing & exploration have on building the foundations for successful learning. Back in 2019 with that in mind and an idea forming in my head, I started to get Busy…
Busy Boards 123 are bespoke education activity boards, each one made specifically for the user, tailored to their own individual needs and interests. While hugely popular with young children, they are now becoming more popular with my initial goal of helping those with additional needs. Such needs include (but are not limited to) children and adults with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sight Loss, Dyspraxia, and Global Developmental Delay. In addition, I have made busy boards to help strengthen particular sides of the body for stroke victims. They can also provide help and comfort for those suffering from dementia.
Communication and language skills
Logic and open ended thinking
Desire for exploration
Fine and gross motor skills
Concentration and perseverance
Meet the Team
Jonathan is Mr Busy Boards 123. He’s in charge of the website, building the activity boards, packaging and boxing and generally my rock and the person who keeps me going.
Julia is one of my oldest, closest and funniest friends and I love that she has come to join our little team. She is usually the one who will respond to your enquires, help with accounts and arrange shipping.
My Mother in Law Arlene is a grandmaster with a sewing machine and hand makes every felt pocket.
My Mum, Susie, helps with organising, preparing and quality checking stock, sanding boards and keeping me sane!
And then there’s me… A perfectionist and worrier! I design, build and create everything you see. I order stock, do general admin, respond to enquiries and the face behind all social media.