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Ciao Maurizio!

Thanks for your comment - either here and on your project page.
Your request of information is welcome and let us dive into the project and explain better the rationale behind some of our choices.

In our mind, the device is a crucial pivot for the project, even if it is not sufficient in itself: its role is to mentor, tutor, stimulate, track and boost an interaction able to engage continuously children and parents interaction.

If a tech device has an understandable potential for cognitive interaction, logic training, and language skills improvement, we don't want to substitute pure manual and social activities, that not necessarily need technology to be explored and fostered. The necessity of growing by playing, in fact, passes for children through the awareness of themselves and of what surrounds them, discovered through all senses (included tactile, olfactory, and even gustatory). For this reason we decided to integrate the tab with additional tools that will enable the child to discover and experiment all primary senses with the same intensity and priority.

We imagine the tablet as a device that proposes a more flexible solution (if compared to instant messages or similar) for the following reasons:
1. it does not imply an internet connection: games can be of course played offline
2. it does not need a phone subscription and is 100% free
3. it offers a tailored all-in-one global solution

For what concerns our priority, we are focused on India, as either a BRIC fast growing country and as a region with a huge target that could benefit of this project/product. We have direct contacts for our job here, and may also take advantage of some of our professional connections to identify our pilot community.

As a consideration overall, there are still so many variables not defined, that we are prepared to adjust our perspectives flexibly according to the final target, the partners and the players involved.

Thanks for your stimuli,
let's stay in touch!

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Cecilia commented on Using Packaging for Education and Play

Hi Maurizio!!
Thanks for your feedback. Yes, we may arrange a Skype call to dive into both projects and to meet each other a little better, to brainstorm on all possible complementary areas, My Skype is @SesiliĆ . We are currently running some fine tunings but we may arrange a call even in the next days. I am always logged: just contact me to fix it.
See you soon

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Cecilia commented on My first book - Learning and playing

Hi team.

I agree with the previous comment of Thamires: children are visual and using this sense as an entry point to capture their attention and engage them is one of our 'secret' as well.

You wrote "This idea is meant to inspire. I hope someone else takes it on!"; well, you did!
We may keep in touch and if one of our ideas goes on - H@ppiness Game or My First Book - we may evaluate to join our forces and combine our efforts in the deployment of a united project.

Cecilia