A new smart toy has been created by the development team over at Sensible Play that combines both digital and hands-on gameplay for children ages three and above.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Toyji smart toy which can be personalised to each individual child to provide a fun learning experience, but uses a companion application and physical characters.
The development team at Sensible Play explain a little more about the games inspiration and design :
These days we often end up secluded as we bury our faces in screens displaying entertaining content. In children this often ends up impeding development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. We wanted to tackle this. Many families rightly want to balance screen time concerns with the educational benefits of smart devices and Toyji is designed precisely to get this balance right in a way that fits families’ unique schedules and preferences.
Toyji’s educational games and tangible gaming technology develop general and curricular knowledge, coding, language and social skills, three-dimensional thinking, motor skills and a solid understanding of concepts like distance, weight and sorting.
Scheduling Needs: We know kids have a specific schedule – and so do parents. That’s why Toyji integrates families’ meal, screen and bedtime plans. Parents can set daily hour limits based on their children’s age, and for example, when it’s bedtime, Toyji characters will suggest they both go to bed at the same time to play some more the next day. Or around lunch time, your child can eat alongside their character also eating in the game at the same time, even chatting about the benefits of different foods.
Real-life exploration of children’s interests: Toyji offers real-life recommendations based on your child’s preferences in the game. If, for example, your child really likes visiting the Fire Station on Toyji, the companion app will send you a notification, identifying nearby fire stations so you can arrange an exciting field trip!
Well-tailored roles for parents: For parents, who would like to join the games and play together with their children, Toyji has well-tailored roles that still allow children to lead the games.
Safe and Healthy Gaming: Toyji’s games are educational and violence-free, and they do not feature any commercials. Moreover, our infrared technology works very much like remote controls, so it does not involve any health hazards.
For more information on the new Toyji Smart Toy jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.
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