This Interactive Toy is Designed to Introduce Kids to Technology

By: David Ingram - Oct 24, 2015
References: nicolemarshalldesign & yankodesign
This app-connected children's toy is specially designed to introduce children to the world of technology in a fun and interactive way.

The 'Grasshopper' is an educational children's "appcessory" designed by Nicole Marshall that promotes creative and active play. Designed for ages 18 months to six-years-old, this toy consists of four colorful silicone tiles equipped with internal sensors. The app-connected soft pads charging dock are paired with mobile devices, running a wide variety of different educational games. Reacting to certain visual or audio prompts, children can jump and dance from pad to pad according to whichever game they choose to play.

With this innovative platform, Marshall hopes to not only entertain and educate children, but also to reverse stigmas related to technology and early childhood development.