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Learning Nursery Rhymes with Roybi Robot can Boost Early Language Learning

As a young child, it’s likely you were taught classic nursery rhymes like Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and Old Mother Hubbard.  Although you might not have known it at the time, you were fortunate to have parents and teachers who made sure that these simple rhymes played a part in your childhood.  Technology has a tendency to replace meaningful language-learning experiences. But it doesn’t have to. With the Roybi Robot, your child can learn and recite the same nursery rhymes you know by heart, while using technology in a meaningful way. Nursery rhymes do more than just bring back childhood memories. Nursery rhymes also play a huge role in boosting your child’s language development!  Unfortunately, some experts warn that there’s been a...

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The Power of EdTech For English Language Learners

Did you know that there are almost 5 million English language learners in the United State’s public schools? With growing diversity in the classroom, teachers are constantly seeking new ways to engage and support English language learners (ELLs). Thankfully, with new technologies emerging every day, teachers have access to different resources that facilitate language learning.  English-language learners have a wide range of unique needs, which is why it’s hard to generalize them in one group. ELLs represent a diverse variety group, who like their classmates have different strengths and weaknesses that make the learning process challenging, but very rewarding. Learning a new language is not only difficult, but it can be intimidating as well, especially for young students trying to gain confidence...

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Roybi Robot Featured on TIME Magazine

TIME announced its annual list of the Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun. Roybi Robot from ROYBI INC checked all of those boxes, earning a prestigious place on the 2019 list of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019 in the Education category. “It’s a surreal experience seeing little Roybi Robot on the cover of TIME,” said Founder and CEO, Elnaz Sarraf. “I am beyond thrilled and deeply humbled that ROYBI was recognized on the list for our educational robot. More importantly, I’m looking forward to the future, bringing high quality and accessible, personalized education to children everywhere.” To assemble their list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world....

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ROYBI is Named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 List

We are deeply honored to share that ROYBI has been named to The Upstart 100 by CNBC as one of the world’s most promising start-ups to watch in 2019. “The Upstart 100 is CNBC’s exclusive list of promising young start-ups, featuring a diverse group of companies that are building brands and breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names.” The 2019 Upstart 100 list features young start-ups that are creating businesses and solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of the technological age we’re living in today. ROYBI was chosen out of an astounding 600 global nominees and is the only EdTech company to make this select list. Congratulations to the ROYBI team! We’ve accomplished so much in just two short years....

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The Million Reasons You Should Read to Your Kids

According to a recent study at Ohio State University, “Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to.” This lack of reading is the premise of “The Million Word Gap,” which explains why children who aren’t read to daily are more likely to fall behind not only in academics but in life as well. In fact, the same study found that children, “who are read only one book a day will hear about 290,000 more words by age 5 than those who don’t regularly read books with a parent or caregiver.” Reading and being read to increases a child’s “heard vocabulary”—or the new words...

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