Perhaps one of the most used parenting tricks in the modern age is to plop your kid down in front of a screen and leave them to their cartoons or games, essentially locking them in place and freeing you up to do other things. VINCI Education wants to use this as an opportunity to educate your children, rather than distracting them with brain-melting cartoons, and has released a “virtual preschool” to do just that.
It’s long been a trick in this digital age of ours to plop your kid down in front of a screen. And, while yes, mainly used for entertainment and, er, parental sanity reasons, it was only a matter of time until that “earn your degree” online mentality leaked down to the toddler set. VINCI Education has released a virtual preschool — complete with learning materials, activity guides, analytics and “homeroom” teachers via computer, tablet or smartphone. “We call it a virtual school, because we deliver the curriculum and the content and everything else through online tools,” Dan Yang, the female founder of VINCI, told Education Week. “To be honest, we haven’t had anybody who has said, ‘That’s a bad idea.’”
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