It might have been difficult for grandparents to travel across the country over the last two years. COVID-19 and increasing flight prices meant that many lost out on valuable time playing with their grandchildren and seeing them grow up.
The formative years are the most important, so Amazon introduced a new device that makes it easy for grandparents to chat with the youngest generation and help them learn through fun activities.
Read on to see how Amazon’s Glow eliminates the borders on learning and makes the world much smaller.
Here’s the backstory
Kids can interact with their grandparents in several ways, most commonly through a FaceTime call or chatting over a video application. But there is a new way to spend quality time with your grandkids that lets you incorporate tech and learning.
That is where Amazon’s Glow comes in. The 14.2-inch tall rectangular device features an eight-inch screen where kids can see you on the call. But the primary function of the Glow is its included projector.
Whatever is projected onto the silicone projection mat is visible to the other person using the Glow app. By combining the projector and the app, you can play interactive games with your grandkids.
How to use Amazon Glow
In addition to classic board games like chess, checkers, and Go Fish, the software lets you draw together with your grandchildren and is excellent for reading bedtime stories. But the Glow has another trick up its sleeve.
It uses Tangram Bits that kids use to solve interactive puzzles with physical shapes, and the viewer on the app can help them with it. The projector and the mat also have scanning features. So placing a drawing or art under the projector can instantly be transformed into a digital sticker and sent to you.
The Amazon Glow Learning Bundle with Tangram Bits retails for around $330.