Biohack: Language Exposure Using the YouTube Kids App
Children have been shown to be rapidly expanding their language skills between the ages of 18-36 months. Language helps kids identify their thoughts, reflect and plan. One clever solution is to expose children to more languages is making use of the YouTube Kids App. It is available for both iOS and Android and provides a search option to find shows and courses in other languages. My nephew likes to listen to cartoons spoken in German which kind of surprised everyone in the family. I’ve found the language tutorials helpful for adults too. The combined visual and audio components often in a classroom settings are much easier to absorb than just using audiobooks. The best part is there are currently no ads.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.