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Analog Toy Teaches Kids About Technology

The 'Tinker Tablet' looks like the inside of a tablet, educating kids about what's inside electronics.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on September 7, 2012.

Seattle-based Tinkermite is on a mission to inspire creative kids aged 3 and up with their ‘low-tech play, high-tech learning’ approach to play. The brand’s first product is an innovative wooden tablet that teaches kids about technology- without lights, sounds, or batteries. The ‘Tinker Tablet’ helps kids learn basic concepts and promotes natural creativity using different types of engaging play.

Toys Teach Kids About Technology Without Electronics

The front of the tablet slides off to reveal puzzle pieces that teach kids about the basic components inside gadgets (like CPU and memory). These can be assembled to make a cell phone, which they can then play with. The tablet also acts as a magnetic dry-erase board that lets kids doodle and draw on the ‘screen’ of a touchscreen. The Tinker Tablet recently launched on Kickstarter and is available for a pledge of $50.

Check out the video below to learn more about the toy:

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