Smart Letters are among the first wooden connected toys designed by Marbotic, combining traditional toy design with digital technology. Inspired by the Montessori Method, a child-centered educational approach, Smart Letters interact with educational apps to help your kids explore vocabulary and spelling skills. 100% safe for children, Smart Letters do not require batteries, wi-fi or Bluetooth. Instead, they work with the static electricity generated by our bodies. To use, open any relevant app and stamp one of the wooden letters on your tablet’s screen. The tablet will recognize which letter it is. Then, kids can discover and reinforce various literacy skills using the wooden blocks on the tablet screen. Smart Letters turn passive screen time into active learning time. For ages 3-8
Why We Chose This
This interactive wooden toy is made by Marbotic, an innovative French start-up founded in 2012, and inspired by the Montessori Method. One of the principles of this teaching method is based on cognitive studies that show children learn best when manipulating physical objects. The inventors at Marbotic believe combining this with technology enriches a child's learning experience.
At MoMA Design Store, we offer the most cutting-edge products that use tech to enhance everyday life. Every item that is selected is product-tested using real-life scenarios, and reviewed by MoMA design curators to ensure that it passes our ultimate litmus test: Is this design truly useful? If it didn't exist, would the world miss it?