Eupheus Learning, an EdTech startup in education and training space has launched Cubetto – the first programming tool for Montessori educators worldwide.
The tool is designed and produced by Primo Toys, an award-winning startup that leverages technology to introduce 21st-century skills like coding, in early years without the use of screens. Cubetto is powered by a hands-on programming language designed specifically for children. The tool teaches the basics of computer programming and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) skills.
Primo Toys CEO and founder Filippo Yacob said: “Cubetto encourages imagination and exploration into the world of programming. It provides gender-neutral play that boosts a child’s creativity, critical thinking, spatial awareness and communication skills.
“Like us, the Eupheus Learning team is also on a mission to encourage learning in kids through a differentiated approach and technology-driven tools. With their valuable experience in the Preschool to K-12 space, I feel we have just the right partnership we should be having in the Indian subcontinent,” he added.
The Cubetto Playset consists of a friendly robot made of hard-wearing wood, a physical programming board, and a set of colorful coding blocks that make up a programming language you can touch. This is based on research that confirms that children learn best through hands-on play.
Sarvesh Shrivastava, Managing Director and Co-founder, Eupheus Learning said, “India is home to over 50 million kids aged 3 and up, the target age for Primo Toys products. Since the Cubetto Playset doesn’t use a written language, screens, or Wi-Fi to function, it creates a fun learning environment by helping girls and boys develop and realize their full creative potential by combining movement, touch and sound.”