How Smart Toys are Changing the Way Kids Learn

The way kids are learning is an ever-evolving process. Traditionally, parents prepared their children for entering school by starting with simple tasks, such as singing the ABCs and doing puzzles to teach number recognition.

Today, parents can do all this and more thanks to the many innovations in educational toys. Today’s toys can keep children learning in fun and exciting ways, getting kids so involved in the games they play that they don’t even realize they are learning. These types of games seamlessly reinforce the basic learning skills that are needed in the classroom.

With more and more schools using technology in the classroom, the “fun first” approach of educational toys makes the introduction of technology at school less scary for children. With the CogniToys Dino, for example, kids can learn how to spell new words, practice basic math, and even play history games without using a screen. This Wi-Fi enabled smart toy is also the perfect study buddy, helping kids to keep learning even when they leave the classroom.

The key, of course, to any worthwhile smart toy is to keep the child entertained and learning. The Dino does so by telling stories and jokes, and so becomes an interactive part of your child’s learning. According to a statement from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), “When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.”

The educational benefit of the Dino is found in the virtually endless power of the IBM Watson, enabling it to keep up with the kind of questions kids are asking. Once connected, the Dino no longer requires a smartphone for learning fun.

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