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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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