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We are currently working on projects in three major areas of social literacy learning: smart-expressive mediums, play analytics, and coaching roles and tools.

SMART-EXPRESSIVE MEDIUMS

Fun, engaging experiences that tap into each child’s natural instincts to play and explore, while guiding children towards personalized learning outcomes based off of their play.

SpeechBlocks - Learning literacy through free play

Bilingual SpeechBlocks - Helping bilingual Spanish-English speaking children differentiate between letter-to-sound mappings in their two languages through free play

PictureBlocks - Helping children playfully transform words into pictures!

StoryBlocks - Scaffolding storytelling to connect children through self-expression

ShapeBlocks - Interactive, AI-assisted observatory for understanding shapes and geometry

PLAY ANALYTICS

Methods to analyze and visualize fine-grained logs of every touch interaction on our children’s apps to help human analysts see intentional higher level patterns.

PlayTrees - Data driven analysis of play using SpeechBlocks

COACHING ROLES AND TOOLS

Developing tools that help a human coach analyze a child’s play and connect with the child’s caregiver on ways to support their child’s learning using our children’s learning apps.

Family Learning Coach - Creating updates and activities for families on based their children’s wordplay

ChatterBox - Speech synthesis in tutor mode


PAST PROJECTS

SpeechStickers