The Shifu Orboot is an educational Augmented Reality globe. This STEM toy smart globe is helping kids become global citizens by teaching them about different countries and cultures.
What is a Global Citizen?
According to Standford University, The US Fund for UNICEF defines a Global Citizen as someone who understands interconnectedness and respects and values diversity in oneʼs own community and distant places. A global citizen is open-minded and interested in learning new things about the world. They have empathy for others, including understanding and concern for othersʼ feelings, in oneʼs own community and distant places. They demonstrate concern for the environment both locally and globally.
The Shifu Orboot is a globe with no boundaries or words. Upon first look, you see the world as one. As a mom doing my best to raise my daughters with empathy and an appreciation for diversity, when the people at Shifu reached out to us for a collaboration, I researched their product to see if it would be a good fit for us. I was really intrigued by what I learned and I am excited to share this amazing concept with you!
The Shifu Orboot is an educational AR (Augmented Reality) globe. This STEM toy is making the term “a world without borders” into a reality. The Orboot smart globe, in conjunction with its free app, is making learning fun and interactive from the comfort of your own home. The package comes with a 10” globe, passport, stamp, country flag stickers, and a detailed help guide. It’s appropriate for children ages 4-10. It is designed for children to be able to sit and explore independently.
After you download the app, to start discovering different places, animals, etc you hold the device up to the globe to see 3D enhanced images that play with voice and music. There are also over 400 highlights and over 1000 facts across 6 categories: cultures, cuisines, monuments, inventions, animals and maps (national and state boundaries of countries). The app also has features like mysteries and quizzes where you can collect coins.
The Orboot is a multi-award winning educational toy. This smart globe shows a world without borders and sparks curiosity while building knowledge, linguistic, cognitive, creative, and emotional skills.
The Orboot was funded on Kickstarter and backed by supporters from 60 different countries coming together to make this concept into a reality! I love that fact! One toy uniting adults (and kids) across the globe- very cool!
I think that exposing children to different cultures at a young age is so important because it helps them develop an understanding, appreciation and sensitivity for diversity. In my opinion toys like this help foster a sense of global citizenship.
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