Challenge #3

Social interaction, learning and other activities in a group setting are crucial to early childhood development. Children spend most of their time in some kind of group setting, whether in day-care, at home, in kindergarten and school. Children learn mainly in groups; group dynamics have a significant impact on both individuals and the group itself. Online group interactions reduce the range of potential group interactions. There is no regular eye contact or movement within a shared space, and people are perceived as small boxes on a board.  The ability to create remote, effective and meaningful interaction within a group setting is a daunting challenge, even more so when the target audience is early childhood populations. The existing remote tools for group interaction do not enable a quality experience or the critical group dynamics that help children evolve and thrive.