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Robotics Is a Natural Fit For STEAM Through Multi-sensory Learning

When it comes to the impact AI-based technology has on society, headlines tend to focus on robot-driven cars, algorithm-fueled stock market picks, and apps that can ease your morning commute. For as useful as these innovations are to everyday life and your well-being, however, they pale in comparison to the benefits that robotic technologies will have on innovation and human capital as it transforms education for younger children, particularly in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Child’s Play Children delight in the feel of things, wanting to get their hands dirty — both literally and figuratively — to experience sensations and envelop themselves in even the most mundane of tasks. The science behind this phenomenon is straightforward, children having...

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The Future of Homeschooling: How Robots are Changing In-Home Education

While many people view public education as the best route to socialize and teach young children, there’s an increasing number of parents placing their kids in homeschooling every year. You’ll certainly recognize a variety of benefits of doing this, but the fact remains that something is “lost in translation” between public and at-home options. Fortunately, it appears as if robots in homeschooling environments are picking up the slack. The Issue of Homeschooling To understand how robots in homeschooling environments are changing education, you must first know the issues with at-home educations. While public school proponents sometimes claim that homeschooled children are left at a disadvantage, the statistics prove otherwise. In fact, children who are taught in this environment attend college...

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5 Ways Educational Robots Can Boost Child Development

The period between the ages of three and seven is a very important time for child development. At this age, a child’s brain is like a sponge for information. In fact, the social, communication and language skills learned at this young age can influence a person’s entire life. The use of educational robots aids child development in several fun and interactive ways — and here are five of the most effective.   1. They Teach Different Languages Research shows that young children find learning new languages much easier than adolescents and adults. An educational robot can introduce the basics of many languages and slowly build on them through a combination of relevant discourse and fun games. If you can introduce your...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Giving Children a Head Start in Life

Artificial intelligence (AI) allows machines to learn in a way that mimics human intelligence. Once merely the subject of futuristic novels, AI is now being used to improve nearly every industry. If you’re a parent, you’ll be excited to know that this includes early childhood education. While utilizing AI technology in the classroom might sound strange, the decrease in available teachers warrants such a move. Fortunately, it appears that AI is actually giving children a head start in life. Artificial Intelligence in Early Childhood Education While many people don’t realize it, artificial intelligence and early childhood education are already very well connected. In fact, they share a dynamic relationship that’s constantly improving. Back in 2017, Scientific American explained how researchers were using...

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How Do Robots Facilitate Better Learning?

Children and parents should ideally spend time together doing things they love. Such interactions are extremely important as they form the framework for learning in children’s formative years. However, for busy working parents who are trying hard to cope with these fast-paced times, time spent with children is almost a luxury. How Do Children Learn? Generally, children are social learners. Just as they learn from their environment, they also listen to you, understand you, interpret your intentions, and mimic you. The number of words children hear by age three influences their academic success by age nine. Words are just linguistic means, but conversations include non-verbal information, including meaningful associations, adult responsiveness, and social interaction patterns. Conversations, or someone to talk back...

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