App-connected building blocks train skills via physical play

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Regular readers of Springwise will know that we love toys that combine physical play with digital intelligence — take this throwable computer, or this connected wooden doll. Using Bluetooth-enabled building blocks, playDXTR is helping parents understand their child’s cognitive development. The playDXTR blocks are small magnetic squares that pop together, with built in sensors that connect them to an app. The child follows instructions-led, animated games to play with the blocks, all the while practicing skills such as dexterity, problem-solving and memory. Parents can view the child’s progress in real-time, alter difficulty levels and try suggested exercises that strengthen different…

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