This week a team of developers from London designed a brand new smart speaker that has been designed with children in mind.
It’s called the Yoto and according to the developers, it was designed with the Principles of Montessori Education in mind, using a set of physical cards that allow your child to explore curated libraries of music, stories and learning activities that have been designed to help teach your kid new stuff, while keeping them entertained.
This is really the smart part of the speaker, despite not being connected to the internet openly, it can access a range of content as you want it.
The creators explained more with the following:
Inspired by Montessori principles (as well as the cassette players of our youth), Yoto is an audio player that works with physical cards to give children back control over what they choose to play. At its heart, Yoto is a modern take on a children’s Hi-Fi, with the clever stuff that comes from being ‘connected’, but without the concerns that come with open access to the internet. Yoto plays a wide range of content: from favourite nursery rhymes and songs to get the kids dancing, to classic stories, podcasts and radio from around the world. From learning the alphabet with phonics, and practising scales on the piano, to sound-effects for role-playing and acting out – Yoto is smart, but safe, and lots of fun, and we’re proud to show you what it can do.
Be sure to check out the video below to take a quick look and be sure to hit up the source link below that to find out more and to back the project if you are interested.