Don’t Let These 27 Simple Looking Blocks Fool You. They’re Hiding Hours Of Play And Mountains Of Information.
Here at nibletz we’ve been your source for edtech everywhere and startups everywhere else since 2011. We especially love telling the stories of companies that crossover to both areas. Although unsuspecting at first, playDXTR is one of those amazing companies.
At first glance, playDXTR is 27 unassuming white blocks. They’re magnetic blocks and in their simplest form they could provide hours upon hours of fun for children. Children love to use their imagination and with these blocks they could create anything from bridges to towers, hearts, ladders, houses and a whole lot more.
But let’s be real, it’s 2017 and 27 magnetic white blocks, after a few weeks or even days, would be as appealing at playing with an abacus.
These aren’t ordinary white magnetic blocks. playDXTR is a smarter toy for smarter play. So what’s so smart about a bunch of magnetic blocks?
For starters there are sensors in each and every one of the blocks. Which connect via Bluetooth to a tablet or other mobile device running the playDXTR app. This turns ordinary magnetic blocks into the world’s smartest building blocks for children age 3-12.
That’s because, playDXTR will have hundreds of games, puzzles and building challenges for kids of all ages. These mini-games within the app will allow children to interact with their devices in ways never before seen. playDXTR will have endless possibilities of play including:
- Visuospatial Perception
- Working Memory
- Mental Flexibility
- Problem Solving
Those are all reasons that children will love playDXTR, For parents there’s even more.
play DXTR will be able to motivate, challenge and train your chil’s capability to follow instructions, think creatively, evaluate and solve problems, all while playing. The parent side of the playDXTR app will feature a dashboard that can help you understand your child’s competencies including; spatial, long term memory, logic, dexterity, speed and more. This AI based app will be able to make suggestions on which playDXTR games and activities your child should be doing.
This is one of the first interactive toys of it’s kind to offer parents this kind of data that can be crucial in preparing children for their next level in school and determine whether your child is on pace and where they should be. Some of the data parents will find in the playDXTR app is the same kind of data that parents have been paying thousands and thousands of dollars for, via psychologists, therapists and diagnostic companies.
See the future of connected play and data, visit with playDXTR at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #52822 and online at playdxtr.com
Here’s more of our CES 2018 Eureka Park coverage.