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Wooden Toys, an iPad and Apps = Marbotic

Marbotic

Maria Montessori would be pleased and amazed if she saw what I did while at CES this past week. I came across what I think is a clever and interesting product for teaching young children the basics. Marbotic, a French developer has married the technology of your tablet (iOS, Android or NEXUS) with tactile wooden toys. The wooden toys interact with your tablet and joins the unlikely pair together via apps creating a clever experience for teaching young children the basics of numbers and letters.

This is what I saw at CES.

Smart Numbers and Smart Letters are sets of wooden letters and numbers (with sensors) that when used with their corresponding Apps, create a fun, hands-on play and learn experience for your pre-k child. I researched this further when I returned and found this video with a more detailed demo that will give you a better idea of just how clever this product is.

Compatibility:

APPLE

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3 Rétina
  • iPad 4 Rétina
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2 Rétina
  • iPad Mini 3 Rétina
  • iPad Air 1
  • iPad Air 2

Here is a list of Android tablets compatible with Smart Numbers:

SAMSUNG

  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab2 10,1
  • Galaxy Tab3 7.0
  • Galaxy Tab3 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab4 7.0
  • Galaxy Tab4 8.0
  • Galaxy Tab4 10.0
  • Galaxy Tab S 8.4
  • Galaxy Tab S 10.5
  • Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
  • Galaxy Tab Active
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 7 9.7
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

NEXUS

  • Nexus 7 2013
  • Nexus 7 2012

Note: Smart Letters is only compatible with iPad.

The following is a list of Apps from Marbotic.

  • 10 Fingers
  • Up To 100
  • More or Less
  • Vocabubble
  • AlphaMonster

Each app is cleverly designed to draw your child into a play-learn experience. All of the apps are available now in the App Store.  I only wish this was around when my five-year-old was first learning her numbers and letters.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of Cupertinotimes.com.