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Smart toys help kids prepare for high-tech future

The toys that have a set of instructions in which kids had to read and follow are no longer a common choice of toy. Rather now, there are toys that allow the child to act as the programmer and controller of the game. This is supposed to let kids get ahead on their learning abilities and liking the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Because technology is advancing fast, these toys are supposed to give younger kids that boost and extra head start when using this technology. If they are able to learn how to use it at a younger age and can get familiar and comfortable with using it, when they are thrown into a work force that needs to use that technology they will have already acquired the skills. This article relates to what we talked about in class this week because we all created toys that were designated for a certain child age group and had to make sure the toy was well suited for said age group. It was important i added this to my shelf because as time goes on, the society that children grow up in continues to change and with this change, different skills are going to be needed to survive. So advancements in toys and what helps children learn need to be made in order to help the child grow up properly.

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I liked this post because it relates very similarily to mine from this week. Mine focused on children's reactions to older technology and older toys, showing how they were confused and uninterested by it. Just as you stated, as society advances... more »I liked this post because it relates very similarily to mine from this week. Mine focused on children's reactions to older technology and older toys, showing how they were confused and uninterested by it. Just as you stated, as society advances many aspects of it will change, including toys. With greater technology children may be able to learn and develop skills at an earlier period in life, which will in turn give them an upper hand later in life. 02-21-2016 10:22pm

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