From the BBC post. H/T to Chris Kenneally:
“Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers. The study in Scientific Reports suggests every hour spent using a touchscreen each day was linked to 15 minutes less sleep. However, those playing with touchscreens do develop their fine motor skills more quickly. Experts said the study was “timely” but parents should not lose sleep over it.”
From Tablettoddlers friend Jason Boog by way of Buzzfeed, here are 15 ways kids can use Google Home right now.
According to Jason, “The smart home assistant market exploded last year, bringing artificial intelligence to families around the country. These powerful tools can help kids prepare for our AI-driven future.”
We couldn’t agree more. Co-sign.
From the Wall Street Journal post:
“When young children have free rein over Alexa, Amazon’s voice-enabled virtual assistant, high jinks inevitably ensue. Heed these tips on managing the mayhem.”
Keep Alexa Family-Friendly
Limit Her Power
Lay Down Ground Rules
Teach Respect for ‘Elders’
The Get Qurious Maker Box is an interactive AR experience offering tactile game play for children ages 4 to 9. The game, from Los Gatos, California startup Get Qurious, uses physical game cards to trigger animated stories to run on the iPad. For instance, a kid holding up a card with a cartoon pig on it spurs the Maker Box app to spin an interactive version of “The Three Little Pigs.” The Maker Box also includes a Puzzle Builder activity and reusable stickers that can be applied to alter the course of the unfolding story.
Check out this video the Wall Street Journal posted at CES on Lego’s latest educational kits, dubbed Boost, which combine moving parts and computer programming for kids as young as seven.
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From the Mashable post:
Introducing ‘Mover Kit,’ the toy kids build by simply connecting the electronics case and accessories.