“The importance of interactivity in modern learning is well established, and it fits neatly with the new wave of educational apps and games. But there’s a growing sentiment among many educators and parents that the rise of electronic gadgets and educational software has swept away the tactile toys of yesteryear. There’s a fear that kids may be missing out on physical play as part of learning.

The idea is to spark connections between the physical and digital worlds, offering tactile learners real-world objects to manipulate. Tactile or kinesthetic learners tend to remember things better when they employ their fine motor skills to handle related materials — or in other words, touching stuff helps the lesson stick.”

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