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Dutch tech start-up launches Kickstarter for screen free language-learning toy

A Dutch technology toy start-up is joining the ‘screen time kickback’ with a new Kickstarter project to fund its screen-free educational audio and music playing toy.

TIMIO has launched its first project to the crowdfunding site today with the mission to offer children an alternative tech toy ‘in an era of screen dependence, digital overstimulation and low-quality plastic toys.’

TIMIO is an audio and music player that uses magnetic discs to unlock a library of curated educational and engaging content on various subjects for kids of varying ages. It is available in five different languages and features the alphabet, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, numbers, lullabies, fruits, animals, colours and time.

“We believe in keeping high standards for the things children play with and learn from,” said Basile Fattal, creator of TIMIO. “That’s why TIMIO is a product parents can rely on to form the fertile minds of children by building connections between sounds and images that will turn into the vocabulary they will forever use to understand and interact with the world around them.”

TIMIO’s Kickstarter goal is €20,000 and is offering support packages to backers with 12 to 14 per cent discounts.

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