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[June 16, 2020] - Important Updates for AILA Sit & Play and AILA For Parents mobile app

The Learning Journey Starts Here with AILA Sit & Play!

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The Learning Journey Starts Here with AILA Sit & Play!

 

We’re excited to share that the latest software update is here for the AILA Sit & Play, the essential virtual preschool for toddlers, and the free AILA For Parents mobile app.

 
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Updating your AILA Sit & Play device and AILA For Parents mobile app

  1. Ensure AILA Sit & Play is connected to a stable, private Wi-Fi network
  2. On the AILA Sit & Play, follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest software to version 1.0.20. For a walkthrough of all steps, please view our article: How do I update the firmware on my AILA Sit & Play? 
  3. Download the latest version of the mobile app (AILA for Parents) from the App Store and Google Play store
  4. After the software update is complete, the new content will take some time to download in the background. While this is happening, Broadcast mode will be available to continue the learning, but Learning Session mode may not be available until all content is downloaded onto the device.
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About the Curriculum

AILA Sit & Play is not a toy but an educational tool for parents seeking to start their child’s learning journey. The curriculum-based content is based upon educational best practices that promote healthy cognitive and emotional growth, growing with a toddler, beginning at 12 months to preschool age and following a spiraled scope and sequence. Toddlers will reinforce and consolidate learning concepts continually as learning concepts are enhanced through delivery of the right content at the right time. The device frees parents from hours of researching, curating, and tracking educational content for their children. Ad-free and worry-free, the AILA Sit & Play does it all for the toddlers’ early learning journey towards preschool. 

 

The AILA Sit & Play curriculum focuses on supporting literacynumeracy, and vocabulary skills. Integrated with this core curriculum, the interactions with the onscreen characters also support “soft skills” such as social-emotional skills, problem-solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Literacy Skills

  • Letter Awareness: All twenty-six letters of the alphabet with their corresponding sounds, syllables and rhymes leading to elementary phonics patterns and sight words
  • Narrative Awareness: With 63 immersive storybooks (and growing!), toddlers gain an understanding of narrative as both fun and instructional, essential for preschool readiness.
  • Print Awareness: Understanding that print is read from left to right and top to bottom and knowing that words consist of letters and that spaces appear between words

 

Numeracy Skills

  • Number Awareness: Recognizing and counting the numbers 1-10, size and quantity
  • Concept Awareness: Understanding of size, shape, and quantity as a foundation for problem-solving skills


Vocabulary

  • Vocabulary Awareness: Over 200 key vocabulary words utilizing initial letter sounds to help toddlers towards their goal of learning 1000 unique words by age three.


Soft Skills

  • STEAM: Colors, Shapes, Observation, and Exploration
  • Social-Emotional Skills: Friendship Skills, Managing Emotions, Problem-Solving, and Skills for Learning
  • 4C’s: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity

 

Additional Features

  • Songs: Over 20 sing-along songs, along with original songs that reinforce letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
  • Lullabies: Over 15 lullabies for winding down the day or for quiet times

Three Learning Modes on AILA Sit & Play allow toddlers three distinct learning experiences:

  • Broadcast Mode is the default mode of your AILA Sit & Play. Broadcast mode plays learning content continuously, supporting a spiraled learning approach, by providing iterative exposure of key preschool concepts, following the scope and sequence of the early preschool curriculum.
  • Learning Session Mode: When your child is ready to learn, start a Learning Session with the mobile Parent App. The session will begin once the current video finishes. This mode is at the heart of your child’s personalized learning experience. Learning Sessions are stand-alone instructional units running approximately 15 minutes, designed to help build a child’s ability to pay attention. During learning sessions, AILA assesses your toddler’s level of engagement, determined by physical, emotional, and auditory reactions, and uses that input to customize future sessions, delivering the right content at the right time.
  • Lullaby Mode provides curated content for quiet time.
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What’s new in the mobile Parent App

  • NEW: A refreshed look and feel to the User Interface (UI) and improved usability of key features for a better User Experience (UX)

  • NEW: Tutorial to provide parents with more information on features and benefits

  • NEW: Milestones Chart as a resource for parents
  • NEW: Learning Session messages which provide a summary of the content and curriculum delivered during each Learning Session. Each message summarizes the scope and sequence of the session curriculum—ABCs, 123s, Colors, Shapes, Vocabulary, Storybooks, Songs, Soft Skills, and more.
  • Rate and provide feedback after each Learning Session is completed
  • Control the three learning modes: Broadcast Mode for exposure, Learning Session Mode for personalized content, and Lullaby Mode for quiet time. 
  • Check In: Check in on your little one with one-way streaming.
  • Send Media: Allow parents to send pictures and videos directly to the AILA Sit & Play to further enhance the learning experience for their toddler

 

Getting in Touch

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns as we would be happy to help you. You may visit our Contact us page, email us at info@animalisland.us, call us at (424) 465-1510. Thank you for choosing AILA Sit & Play!

 

Warm regards,

Martin

The AILA Team at DMAI