[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1593274076″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fzqsl5VgL._SL75_.jpg” width=”57″]Programming code will be second nature to children in the near future. It’s likely that elementary-age children will be learning faster in years ahead than today’s university students are learning now. The attitude of a child five to six years old is something like an obsessive investigator of the how the world functions. It’s a familiar event to see a child stumble on a new physical reality like a spilled glass of milk and to watch them inspecting the dynamic flow of the milk across the countertop. And to some parents’ frustration, the child will knock the glass over again just to make mental note of how fluid moves.
With a predisposition for inquiry, young children absorb so much if they have fun doing it. This is what the programmers and designers of play-i are conscious of. Bo and Yana, the two sweet looking robots that compose play-i were designed to teach young kids rudimentary computer programming. Children can make Bo and Yana play a xylophone or kick a soccer ball by telling a story in computer code.
Already, children are learning faster than generations before them. With tools like play-i, kids will be able to enhance and speed-up their educational experiences so that they have an easier transition into working in technological fields like programming. They will also have an opportunity to control and manage the technology they use that previous generations reserved for specialized experts.
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