It’s never too early to get kids started on the essentials for success in the professional world. Of course, that includes things like teaching them confidence, good communications skills, basic math, but it also includes the most essential thing for any savvy business person: the crackberry.
But, RIM (Research in Motion, makers of our most glorious business device) doesn’t provide a kids model. What shall we do?
Enter Leapfrog, “a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative, technology-based educational products and related proprietary content” (way to emphasize the “related proprietary content”, guys) and their upcoming “Text and Learn” (HT: Engadget):
- the ability to send text messages to “Scout” (the puppy shown above?)
- the ability to check Scout’s calendar
- a “pretend browser” (I’m not making this up)
- learning programs to help test/practice following directions (like a boss’s email?), match shapes/letters (like on a PowerPoint slide?), and “silly animations and sound effects”
Wow, sounds like my Blackberry – except sans silly animations and sound effects. I wonder if I could convince my firm to let me use one of these. I really could use some silly animations and sound effects…