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Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2021

Tangible Play Via Tablets

If you have a young child in your extended family, it’s a pretty safe bet that they are enamored with mobile technology such as a smartphone or tablet.

Tablets in particular can actually be used for educational purposes instead of just becoming a digital babysitter.

A platform designed to turn tablets into more of an educational tool is from a company called Osmo.

Instead of creating an addictive app that keeps the child’s eyes solely on the screen, Oslo creates interaction via the tablet with physical items as well.

It does this through a special stand and mirror system that allow the camera on the front to see what’s directly below the tablet.

Your child can be encouraged to draw on a piece of paper in front of the tablet through items displayed on the screen that they can trace.

It’s a really interesting approach that you can learn more about at: