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Posted By christina On January 12, 2021

THE Journal: Forever Changed – Education Predictions for 2021

Jason Innes, our Director of curriculum, training and product management, is included in THE Journal’s predictions for 2021 K-12 EdTech, where they asked a number of education leaders what they expect — or look forward to — in 2021.

We predict the resurgence of hands-on manipulatives, social-emotional development through engagement with peers, and less screen time for young children in early childhood education:

Early Learners Will Return to Hands-on
Developmentally appropriate learning for young children means concrete experiences with hands-on manipulatives, social-emotional development through engagement with peers, and — of course — less screen time. As the pandemic lifts in 2021, and educators have a chance to re-focus on what works best for each age group, early childhood education will re-center on these important benefits of hands-on learning for young children. In ed tech, a focus on in-person learning will mean choosing tools that support these proven learning styles for young children.

Standards for computer science education have been steadily expanding into pre-K–5, and this move will continue in 2021. Robotics — especially screen-free robotics — will see a resurgence in the early childhood classroom, as robots provide a concrete, hands-on foundation to build upon for early learning.

See all the predictions.

Posted By christina On January 4, 2021

Daddy Mojo: KIBO 10 Home Edition, Go-to Coding at Home for Ages 4-7

In this review, Daddy Mojo found that KIBO is a screen-free computing toy that parents of young ones should check out. About KIBO “[KIBO is a] screen-free way to hardwire young children the basics of computer language. For the really young learners, coding is about teaching their mind a different way to think. As a Read More

Posted By christina On January 1, 2021

eSchoolNews: 29 K-12 EdTech Predictions for 2021

eSchoolNews asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. Kinderlab is included in the discussion, where we predict the return of hands-on (makerspaces!), collaborative, creative technology education! See the predictions from 29 edtech leaders for schools and districts in the Read More

Posted By christina On December 19, 2020

Live Science: The Best Coding Toys for Kids

In this listing of coding toys, KIBO is included as one of the best coding toys for kids, ages 3-7. Today’s options for coding toys are many and they have rounded up their favorites. From board games to programmable robots, see some of the best coding toys for kids. The article reads in part, “There Read More

Posted By christina On December 12, 2020

Yahoo News: 50 Amazing Gifts for People Who Have Everything

Best Life’s editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there and have rounded up the very best gifts for people who have everything, even those picky folks on your list. Discover the gifts everyone on your list will love — even if they don’t know it yet. KIBO made this Read More