Habbi Habbi, a pen for learning languages

This is the story of two enterprising mothers who are looking for an educational product for their sons and daughters that is attractive and does not involve connecting to the internet or any screen. And they find it.

Is called Habbi Habbi. It consists of a pencil that helps to learn languages. It is a reading pencil that when the boy or girl places it on any point of the Habbi Habbi stories the pencil translates the word that defines the indicated illustration into audio. In addition, the book includes surprises, since in addition to words there are also points where sounds or even songs are reproduced. In this way, children can spend a lot of time in front of books learning vocabulary in Spanish or English (at the moment these are the two languages ​​that the product offers). An activity that, logically, is even more enriching if shared with the family.

In the Habbi Habbi online store you can buy for 100 $ the initial pack that includes the reading pencil and four stories about first words, first sentences, emotions and professions. The reception has been so good that a dozen new books are already in preparation.

Screenless interactive toy

Yoto is a London start-up that has developed an educational and interactive toy without screens. Thanks to the Yoto Player, children can listen to music, listen to stories and learn a lot of things from a young age safely and without having to interact with any screen. The system works by cards, which are inserted into a slot and Yoto plays the content. This allows restricting the appropriate content exclusively to the age of the children.

There are 6 card categories: stories, music, podcasts, activities, sound effects, and radio. There’s also a Make Your Own card, where kids can upload their own homemade content. The player, although it can be charged, also works on battery power, making it portable. Yoto Player can also be programmed as a bedside light, so it automatically turns off after one hour of operation. It costs £ 80 and £ 60 a year to receive new content regularly at home.

Bec-Dot, the toy to learn braille

Rebecca is a three year old girl who was born deaf. Their parents had to learn the sign language to communicate with her, and when they did, they learned that Rebecca suffered from Usher syndrome, a rare disease that also affects vision. That is, her daughter will also be blind before reaching 10 years.

As a result of this dramatic situation they came across another reality: there are very few toys designed for children with visual impairments, and no one to learn to read with the Braille system. Faced with this scenario, the father of Rebecca, who is a computer engineer, decided to create one. The result is Bec-Dot, a rectangular box that teaches children to read in Braille using figures, letters and pieces of colors. The toy is printed in 3D and is linked to an app that allows you to program the words to learn.

The toy has won the Not Impossible Limitless Award, awarded to one of the most important electronics fairs in the world. Now the goal is to produce and sell at a very low price so that children with vision problems can play on the planet.

Spark Plug

Scalextric cars can now be controlled from the mobile device, thanks to an app that replaces the traditional manual control. But this innovation offers much more to the player: from the app can restrict the power of other players, play music prepared in digital libraries while doing the race, listen to the special effects of the motor world, as well as customize other aspects of the race to turn it into an immersive experience.

For now, the Spark Plug can only be booked on the official website of the company for a price of 14.99 pounds sterling (16.75 euros), but it is expected that it will begin to reach all stores this fall, at point for the Christmas campaign.