Running jokes that even babies know how to operate gadgets aren’t really just jokes anymore. I’ve seen really young children use smartphones and tablets intuitively (even if their grandparents and even their parents are having a hard time). Others try to swipe when they get the actual book.
Despite advances in technology when it comes to books and learning, there are still many studies that say that real physical books are the best way for young children to learn. Whether you still believe it depends on how you started learning reading when you were young, or how you like reading now. However, Chinese designers have created concept designs that somehow combine digital ideas with paper-based devices.
This design is called Genie Books and is a common name you can find by searching on Google. Although paper-based as mentioned above, it is called a “smart reading board” because it comes with some digital components and content. So basically, depending on how you look at it, it’s like a tablet that looks like a book, like a book that looks like a tablet. Clicking on a paper card will trigger additional content.
The card contains illustrations and text so you can read the book yourself based on your design ideas. However, when you insert it into your device, the storyteller may read it with your child, display sound effects, and in some cases animations. It looks like you can replace different boards with your device, so you’ll buy more storybooks later. Besides having a sound card, a “thinking logic card”, a 20×12 LED light to bring additional brightness to the device and perhaps more of a child’s interest, other additional features the soundboard brings. It is not clear what is. ..
The design seems to be as simple and basic as a tablet, but it’s wide and can’t be a tablet. Rendering appeals to children, so it also displays bright and interesting colors. Although designed for children ages 0-6, older children may prefer to use a real tablet that can do other things, so younger children may be able to use it.
I’m not a parent myself, but I collect a lot of children’s books and read them to my friends’ children (it’s okay, most of the time I read them myself), so you might be interested. It really depends on what kind of story it is and the other good things it can bring, apart from the actual story itself.