Tomorrow’s leaders inspired through storytelling today

Papinee believes storytelling can change the world, which is why we believes it is important to teach it to children from young. It inspires them to imagine – a world that is bigger, more magical and filled with adventure than the one their little selves live in…for now.

Monkey Storytelling Kit Mexico
Monkey Storytelling Kit Mexico
Deer Storytelling Kit New York
Deer Storytelling Kit New York
Lion Storytelling Kit Kenya
Lion Storytelling Kit Kenya
Turtle Storytelling Kit Brazil
Turtle Storytelling Kit Brazil
Horse Storytelling Kit Paris
Horse Storytelling Kit Paris
Sheep Storytelling Kit Turkey
Sheep Storytelling Kit Turkey
Cat Storytelling Kit Tokyo
Cat Storytelling Kit Tokyo
Owl Storytelling Kit England
Owl Storytelling Kit England
The gift of imagination

Papinee takes children and parents on magical adventures around the world, all from the comfort of the living room. Our storytelling kits encourage children to tell their own stories through interactive pretend play, unlocking their curiosity and imagination.

Heirloom Quality

A Papinee toy is an heirloom, made to be loved and passed down, just like the stories it inspires. These beautifully embroidered, brightly coloured toys are works of art in their own right, designed to reflect the rich culture of their country of origin.

Storytelling for All Children

Papinee believes in giving it forward - for every Storytelling Kit purchased, we donate an Inspire Kit to a child in need of hope. But storytelling goes beyond educational tools and books. To get to its heart, we work with volunteer storytellers who bring the kits to homes and orphanages.

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Culturally infused + Detailed finishing

The Papinee deer from New York is created in red, black and white. As babies from 0-6 months can only distinguish these colors. The deer has also been further developed, with experts, to ensure it improves motor skills abilities in babies and also houses a soft rattle, making it the perfect first toy and a beautiful work of art inspired by graffiti, basquiat and New York city all in one.

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Heirloom Quality

Consulting child development experts, toy specialists, child psychologists: ensuring that everything PAPINEE is heirloom and forever. Our toys are made tough to withstand rough play and they have shorter fabrics to reduce chances of stimulating allergies

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culturally-diverse toys

These beautifully embroidered, brightly coloured toys are works of art in their own right, designed to reflect the rich culture of their country of origin.

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Inside the kit

Each kit contains a toy animal, a story book, colouring cards with teaching prompts for kids at different ages, as well as an instructional storytelling guide for parents.

Papinee is available at some of the best department, gift, and children stores in the world, from renowned retailers like Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrod, and SKP to boutique stores like Webster Miami, Babesta, Kids21, and Luxury Life to gift shops at selected hoteliers such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Aman, and One & Only Resorts. Papinee also hosts pop up stores throughout the year.

Papinee also works with selected partners to create bespoke or seasonal products that include animal characters, stationery, confectionary furniture, textiles, and decor elements.

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Designed with leading child development experts, toy specialists, and child psychologists, we believe in creating a culture of storytelling that will shape the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow, starting with our children.

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Storytelling Book

Each books contains teaching prompts for kids at different ages, as well as an instructional storytelling guide for parents. Papinee’s storytelling kits give parents the basic tools to embark on this journey with confidence, creating rich memories they will treasure.

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Kenya Lion

Papinee takes children and parents on magical adventures around the world, all from the comfort of the living room. Our storytelling kits encourage children to tell their own stories through interactive pretend play, unlocking their curiosity and imagination

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Give Back Programme

Papinee believes in giving it forward – for every Storytelling Kit purchased, we donate an Inspire Kit to a child in need of hope. But storytelling goes beyond educational tools and books. To get to its heart, we work with volunteer storytellers who bring the kits to homes and orphanages.

Why we do what we do

Our Story

Papinee began with a mother who had a special place in her heart for children and stories.

Many years ago when founder Dev Suj was a child, his mother – like many other mothers and fathers out there – wanted to show her young son the world. Unfortunately, her poor health prevented her from travelling very far. She was undeterred. Instead, she brought the world and its stories to him – she converted their living room into the Pyramids of Giza, the savannahs of Kenya, and even the Taj Mahal. Together, they went on the most amazing journeys through these incredible lands with fantastical creatures they made up on their own, all through imaginative storytelling and play.


On Sundays, they visited local homes and orphanages where she would share the same stories with these children too, inspiring, empowering, and making them feel special. She created a word that represented how each of them were loved, and at the end of every storytelling Sunday she would hug and whisper this magical word in their ears,


‘You are my ‘Papinee’!’.


Are you a parent in the same situation? Get in touch: [email protected]

Why is storytelling important for children

Storytelling helps children cope with the ups and downs of their world. It teaches them words. It teaches them sounds. It also teaches them to stay focused and engaged, connected to parents and the people around them. It allows them to learn how to listen and empathise, and then learn how to share their own feelings and experiences. Told together, the threads of different stories weave into a larger narrative, letting children know that they’re part of a larger global family.

Above all, it inspires them to imagine – a world that is bigger, more magical and filled with adventure than the one their little selves live in…for now.

Storytelling with Family


Children don’t care about whether their parent or guardian’s story is carefully plotted and narrated. They just want special time with the people they love, doing things that engage their sense of fun and fantasy. The best stories are those that are told together, where children are encouraged to ask questions and contribute their own ideas. Who knows how the story will turn out?


Every storytelling time is an adventure of its own, and a chance for parents to get to know the wonderful, magical person that their child is growing up to be. Papinee’s storytelling kits give parents the basic tools to embark on this journey with confidence, creating rich memories they will treasure.

Support our cause

Papinee strongly believes in giving it forward – we match every purchase of a Storytelling Kit with a donation of an Inspire Kit to a child in need.

To get to the true heart of storytelling, Papinee developed its own storytelling system. We work with volunteer storytellers worldwide, organising storytelling events at homes and orphanages where – just like a mother with her child – they teach and play with the children, educating, inspiring, and empowering them to hope and dream for the future, with a big helping of love.

Anyone can volunteer – we encourage families who have purchased their own Papinee storytelling kits to volunteer and host their own storytelling sessions at local children’s homes and orphanages with their kids. Our dream is to build a community of volunteer storytellers who will teach their own children about the importance of sharing and giving it forward. 

Where ever you are in the world send us your story. Tell us where, how many kids and why you want to run a storytelling experience. We will also support you by providing you a storytelling training through Skype or Zoom.

The Papinee Experience

At Papinee, we want to create solutions for partners where everyone ‘wins’: corporations who gain a social enterprise directive where immediate benefits are apparent; communities who can leverage on funds and resources; and most importantly, the children.

Papinee works with groups such as Make A Wish Foundation, Changing Young Lives Foundation, Society for the Protection and Care of Children, and The Foundation for AIDS Research to bring storytelling kits to children all around the world.

We have also built global partnerships within the hospitality, luxury, retail, and finance industries with companies like Kering, Lane Crawford, Richmonde, Pearl Lam Galleries, Mandarin Hotels, and many more.

From taking over China’s most known shopping center Xintiandi to dominating Knightsbridge London by taking over all 24 windows of Harrods, we’re looking to build partnerships that will continue to to educate, inspire, and empower in every way possible.

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