Playtesting at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, credit: Corinne Charlton
Playtesting at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, credit: Corinne Charlton

Developing toys through the creativity of kids

Digital Dream Labs is creating a brand new type of toy and tablet interaction. Our first product tackles the basics of computer programming — a skill that kids have the capacity to understand, but very few products make it accessible to them.

Because of our hands-on component, kids as young as four are able to grasp abstract concepts. Hands-on play also benefits mental development, improves retention and promotes cooperation. Coming from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, we also put a premium on engaging gameplay. Older kids find the game challenging and exciting as they solve complex puzzles.

We are now giving children the opportunity to influence the development of the product with our regional Pilot Program. Participants will own the toy, give us their opinions, name a level of the game and see their names in the credits!

Digital Dream Labs Pilot Program was last modified: April 16th, 2014 by The Sprout Fund