PlayKids Explorer

PlayKids Explorer

PlayKids Explorer

PlayKids Explorer is a monthly kit that familiarises the child with the basics of literacy and the world of stories.

PlayKids Explorer is a kit that through stories, crafts, games, augmented reality activities familiarises a child with the basics of literacy and the world of stories. The kits include a customized book with the child's own character in the story and there are different sets for children aged 1 to 10 year olds.

Age groups 
Brazilian Portuguese
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Non-digital product
Not required
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

PlayKids Explorer provides age-appropriate and meaningful materials for children to play with. All the stories and activities are engaging and fun.
The content is made personal for each child by placing child's own character to the stories and materials. This creates a deeper emotional engagement with the product.
The activities can be done by the whole family together.
Materials provide a large variety of learning goals and familiarise the child with different themes and the world around them.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing
Being able to listen and follow longer fiction and nonfiction books read in chapters.
Making predictions and comments about the story being read.
Retelling familiar stories.
Understanding the relationship of text to pictures.
Learning to construe/process texts and written content

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing fine motor skills
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practising visual recognition
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing creative thinking
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to work with others
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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