Lenovo CG Slate tablet launched for kids; now learn, play and shop

The CG Slate has a unique Learn-Play-Shop approach to learning, which incentivises kids to self-learn without adult supervision.

Written by Neeti Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2016 9:37 am
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There was a time when games and studies did not go hand in hand. Kids were allowed to play video games/watch television only when they finish their homework. In addition to this, traditional teaching methods only made learning monotonous. But with technology, quality educational content is not only accessible but has become interactive too.

Therefore, to generate interest among kids, educational technology company ConveGenius on Tuesday launched a learning device ‘CG Slate’ – in collaboration with global PC and smartphone maker Lenovo in New Delhi.

The CG Slate is priced at Rs 8,499.

“We did a research and found that kids are happy when they play games, eat lunch and watch TV. But when it comes to studies, they loose interest. Therefore, we integrated entertainment and education to make things engaging in a fun way,” said Jairaj Bhattacharya, Managing Director, ConveGenius Group, New Delhi.

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Through this edutainment method, kids can self-learn without adult supervision. With each level they pass, they’ll get points. With these rewards, they can have a wishlist of toys, et al. Parents can buy these things for them later.

“We’ll send a report card to parents via email on their child’s performance. So, from an early age, parents can keep a tab on what subjects interest their child,” said Bhattacharya.

To help kids deal with obstacles, there is a mascot  – Titu –  a squirrel, which will motivate and help the kids in solving their problems.

The tablet has pre-loaded NCERT curriculum from kindergarten to Class 5.

Since the content is in English, won’t a major section loose interest? “The idea is to bring aspiration value among them. So now learning English will be easier. Our focus is on Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as the kids in the metro cities already have an access to rich quality content,” said Bhattacharya.

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