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Digitized Smart Building Blocks

Tinkamo Encourages Imagination & Teaches Kids to Code

— May 24, 2018 — Life-Stages
Tinkamo is a set of smart building blocks that uses innovative technology to educate and prepare children, aged five to 12, for the future. The product is AI-powered and wireless, boasting programmable interactive components. In addition, Tinkamo connects to a mobile application that digitally enhances play time.

The smart building blocks not only challenge children's imagination but they also teach them valuable skills. The little ones are able to build, code and interact with the world. Tinkamo's developers have made the UX/UI aspect of the product fairly easy to interact with — one builds, then "Drags'n'Drops" in the app to code. Afterward, the child can freely play with the creation. The smart building blocks are essentially a high-tech version of LEGO bricks and the creators have made Tinkamo fully compatible with its less-digitized equivalent.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Building Blocks - The development of smart building blocks is creating new opportunities for interactive and educational play experiences.
2. AI-powered Toys - The integration of artificial intelligence into children's toys and learning products is a trend that offers new possibilities for personalized and intuitive learning experiences.
3. Mobile App-enhanced Play - The rise of mobile app-enhanced play is creating opportunities for toy manufacturers to create interactive and engaging play experiences that bridge the physical and digital worlds.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers that adapt to the trend of smart building blocks and AI-powered toys and incorporate these technologies in their products have the chance to create more engaging, intuitive and higher-quality educational play experiences.
2. Edtech - EdTech companies that develop AI-powered educational products and mobile app-enhanced play platforms can offer personalized and engaging learning experiences for young children, making learning more fun and accessible.
3. Playground Equipment - Playground equipment manufacturers and designers can incorporate smart building blocks and AI-powered interactive elements in their designs to bring more innovative and engaging play opportunities to children of all ages.
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