For parents looking for non-screen educational toys...
September16 2018: Learning tools maker Robotix has announced the global launch of Taco Playbits a smart connected self learning toy, for kid’s age 3 to 8, on the Indiegogo Campaign USA crowdfunding platform.|
The toy will help kids in the age 3-8 to build critical 21st century skills such as numeracy, literacy, collaborative learning, coding and all through a hands-on and magical learning process. The toy is comprised of screen-free “Wand” and “tags” that utilize NFC technology to inspire kids to have fun through imaginative play. Simply touch the tags with the Wand to play music, solve number games, and learn English and lot more things. . It is multi-lingual, so kids can play and learn in any language, dialect or accent. It is also Braille compatible to enable self-learning for children who are blind and visually impaired.
Taco Playbits will be available for pre-sale starting at $ 49 ( Rs 3500 equivalent) with products estimated to ship in November 2018 in time for Christmas.
Says Ramana Prasad, Chairman, Robotix Learning Solutions: “Parents are looking for new ways to help their kids learn new things and Taco playbit is a brand new way to help kids learn through play. However, they also want to keep their kids away from screen-based devices. Introducing Taco Playbits - A Magical Screen-Free Coding toy that will help kids between age 3-8 to learn their ABCs, play number games, and make their own musical pieces all through the process of playful learning. Parents will love the way Taco Playbits is a self-learning STEM toy that encourages children at their own pace to build their literacy & numeracy skills while engaging them in fun games and challenges.”
The Indiegogo site of Taco Playbits is here
You can find a YouTube video here
Robotix was founded in 2010, to give children playful and powerful learning experiences that make learning fun and empowering them with 21st century skills. With many years of experience teaching STEM, robotics and coding in K-12 schools, Robotix has evaluated robots from all over the world and found that they were overpriced, and used un-engaging proprietary coding languages.