UPDATE: My bad for not noticing this note was written by a man, not a mom. And could it be he holds the patent?
Wow, this sure does seem like a regular ol’ mom just writing in about a toy — the Fisher-Price Exercycle we were discussing in yesterday’s post. I’m sure there was no corporate brand manager behind this at all!
Lenore and Naomi have lost touch with their inner child and apparently not studied on the subject of active/interactive/virtual learning.
It is well known that activity spurs a child’s endocrine system to produce Brain Growth Hormones (i.e.BDNF). Smart Cycle IS genius because it ADDS to a child’s tools for learning. Real bikes are terrific fun but a child must own one, know how to ride it and have a safe, paved area to pedal; knee and elbow pads and a hemut may be required, as well as a helmet and a supervising adult. Furthermore, the weather must cooperate (rain, snow, heat, cold).
Smart Cycle’s compelling virtual content and aspirational bike form-factor makes for an exciting new platform for learning. The child pedals to advance in a virtual learning environment, theyvare immersed, engaged and having fun while learning via on screen content and verbalized directives. Children are also learning hand-eye coordination, balance and pedaling/steering maneuverers. There is a. confidence a child enjoys controlling this learning system which grows their brain and solidifies this new ephemeral growth with neuroplastic events (establish a memory).
The Smart Cycle works with iOS and Android tablets and or OTT systems such as AppleTV, FireStick, Chromecast! It can be used any time night or day, requires no adult supervision, and is especially effective for learners with ADHD or who are on the spectrum.
Read HUNDRRDS of positive reviews on Amazon as this is a more compact version of the hugely successful, award winning BlockBuster Smart Cycle launched in 2007! Back then It was Innovative Toy of the Year and Educational Toy of The Year and won EVERY MAJOR industry award while selling out and proving to be one of FisherPrice’s bestselling new products ever!
Parents can ration this fun and effective activity inducing system so children can read a book, play hide & seek, build with blocks or play make-believe if they prefer!
Like I always say, what a kid really wants is virtual content and an aspirational bike form.
And of course, what with the weather sometimes being hot or cold, they really shouldn’t go out at all.
This spontaneous comment, dashed off by some loving mom, made me realize just how much my kids missed out by not solidifying their ephemeral growth on an exciting new learning platform like the Exercycle.