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PlayKids

PlayKids
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PlayKids is a platform that helps kids develop social, motor and cognitive skills.

PlayKids is an educational content platform that helps kids develop social, motor and cognitive skills. The platform provides videos, books, songs, and games for kids to explore with.

Age groups 
Preschool
Price 
Subscription
Languages 
English
Spanish
Japanese
Chinese
German
French
Brazilian Portuguese
Platform 
Mobile iOS
Mobile Android
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Internet required
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Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
Solution provides a vast amount of pre-curated material and demonstrations. Good variety of games and creative activities also support student-centred approach, based on exploration, problem solving and self-expression.
Rehearse
Construct
In all activities success is based on the ability to adopt knowledge that the solution delivers. The variety of activity types provides material for a really long play time and users get suggested the right kind of activities based on their age. The creative activities are designed well and users are also guided to share their creative outcomes, which is very beneficial.
Linear
Non-Linear
The solution promotes free exploration of content, but the learning path is slightly modified, based on the user’s age. It is pedagogically justified to let the user choose materials that interest the most.
Individual
Collaborative
Users can act and progress autonomously, which makes the after school usage fluent. PlayKids allows users to act openly and show their own actions, which is important especially in the creative activities.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

A vast variety of videos, games and creative activities support student-centred approach, based on exploration, problem solving and self-expression.
The variety of activity types provides material for a really long play time and users get suggested the right kind of activities based on their age.
The search function makes it easier to find content based on educational goals. Also open-ended, creative learning experience are provided.
Solution allows user to act openly and show their own activity, which is important especially in the creative activities.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Learning to repeat the letters of alphabet in order
Practising letter-sound correspondences
Practising letters recognition
Learning to write the alphabet
Practising visual recognition.
Practicing to spot similarities and differences.
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language.
Practicing fine motor skills.
Practicing categorization and classification.
Strengthening the interest in handicrafts and inspiring inventive, experimental and local craftsmanship.
Guiding to design and manufacture alone or together a handicraft products, relying on their own aesthetic and technical solutions.
Inspiring to express observations and ideas differently by means of pictorial production.
Inspiring student to experiment with different materials and techniques as well as practicing pictorial expression.
Encouraging to persistent pictorial work alone and together with others.
Practicing basic vocabulary.
Strengthening student’s motivation to learn a new language.
Know number names and the count sequence
Learning to recognize numbers

Soft skills learning goals

Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Developing problem solving skills
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Practicing categorization and classification
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Learning to notice causal connections
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities

Kokoa Certificate

Kokoa Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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