This Toy Bridges the Gap Between Physical and Digital Play

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 20, 2016
References: indiegogo & betalist
'Magik Play' is a set of tablet-connected building blocks that helps to bridge the gap between physical and digital play. As children continue to become familiar with technology at an earlier age, there is a growing need to find toys that help them make the transition to connected play. This toy is specially designed to help kids navigate the physical world of wooden toys while also teaching them how to use an iPad.

Magik Play is an educational game that includes aspects of physical and digital play. The physical side of the game uses wooden blocks to introduce children to shape recognition and block handling. On the other hand, the digital aspect of the game involves using an iPad to solve different puzzles. Together these components help children develop spatial thinking, orientation reasoning, measurement skills and motor skills.

By incorporating a tactile element into a digital game, Magik Play increases engagement and prevents children from developing a habit of mindlessness staring at a screen.