Not ashamed to admit that I am a millennial. As such, my parenting reflects the era that I grew up in. In a world that is so set on regulating screen time for children, I embrace it and everything that it has to offer. I utilize technology to my benefit and incorporate it into teaching Bug.
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I’ve already shared some of my favorite apps for toddlers. To this day, they are still in heavy rotation on Bug’s tablet. However, as of late we’ve found ways to use tv shows (very selective with this) to practice and encourage development. Learning is everywhere, you just have to look around!
I was lucky enough to incorporate a new product into Bug’s learning experience that I want to share with you guys. As a prelude, I will say that I received this product complimentary. However, everything that I say here today is based on personal use and experience.
Now that that’s out of the way, I’m sure you’re wondering what it was. As much as I’d love to keep it to myself, you guys have to check out the Get Qurious Explorer Box. It incorporates the newly popular augmented reality with a fun learning experience. All you have to do is download the Get Qurious App, and you’re ready to start playing.
I was really excited to be able to try this product because of my love for technology. I honestly don’t know who was more excited, Bug or I. Upon opening the box you are offered a variety of masks for the experience as well as cards that tell a story and an outline of a maze.
The game explorer box gives your child four different methods of play. Your little can choose their favorite mask and use the facial recognition feature to see the mask come to life. It allows your child to record a message and hear the virtual character play it back. This was bug’s favorite!
They also have storytelling which allows the child to pick cards they want to integrate into the story, an interactive treasure find, as well as an option to pick and choose parts to build a spaceship! My favorite part about it all is that as much fun as it provides, it is STILL educational! Each story tells facts about the planets in our solar system.
Overall, this app and the new addition to our lesson plan was beyond welcome. Although Bug doesn’t quite understand all of the information, with repetition through play, he will.
So to those of you that have accepted millennial parenting and integrated technology and screen time into educating your littles, I encourage you to check it out.