ICTs for Development

February 13, 2009

Future tool for early childhood development?

Filed under: Uncategorized — amandafi @ 9:14 am

Hey guys-

So this link will take you to a demonstration made by an MIT grad student for a new toy called Siftables—Siftables are, ‘cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends’. I can only imagine this toy is incredibly expensive–at first when I watched the demonstration I thought I would just share with you because it’s SO cool (really, watch the video). But then I started thinking about how this toy is an incredibly innovative way for children to interact with technology and have technology interact with itself in a way which is educational for the child working with the siftables. 

Check it out.


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