An intuitive way for kids aged 8 and over to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively is being launched by award-winning London start-up Technology Will Save Us.
The Mover Kit encourages kids to learn by doing what they do best – being active and playing!
Named Forbes’ Toy to Watch in 2016, The Mover Kit has been enjoyed by the 300 kids that have tested it out so far.
“Straight out of the box, kids (and parents!) can connect the electronics, case, and accessories together to build their very own Mover Kit. It’s as simple as making a LEGO house or paper airplanes – but way cooler.” – Bethany Koby and Daniel Hirschmann, Founders of Technology Will Save Us explain on their Kickstarter campaign page.
Using wearable technology to engage children and help them to be more active while having fun is an interesting development in the field, and, according to the Founders of Technology Will Save Us, one that children want. They designed Mover Kit alongside children and tested prototypes with over 300 children, which led to an overwhelmingly positive reaction, with the children showing that they were most excited about technology that they could wear and that responded to activities.
The World Health Organization suggests that all children need 60 minutes of exercise every day to stay healthy. Research in 2015 by the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco revealed three quarters of children are not doing enough physical activity.
The Mover Kit could be the answer to many parents’ prayers, as it encourages kids to get up and get moving while learning fundamental skills like programming and problem solving.
Talking about their company name, Bethany and Daniel said, “We believe diverse, creative and empowered kids and families will save us and technology will be at the heart of how they do this!”