It’s been proven that learning a foreign language improves kids’ creativity, IQ score, problem-solving skills, and more. The best time for kids to pick up a second language is while they’re still learning their mother tongue - but the problem is, children this age need to be taught in a very specific way in order for their new knowledge to “stick”. That’s why we created EMYS™: the lovable, 15” tall social robot who lets you take advantage of the short window that kids have for optimal language learning. EMYS offers a totally new, highly effective way to introduce your little one to on average one new word per day in the second language you’d like him or her to learn - in a way that feels just like hanging out with a new best friend!
EMYS’ innovative robotic engine recognizes kids’ facial expressions and movements, asking your child to perform certain tasks and press specific “Smart Tags” up against the display in his base to demonstrate their understanding of new words. This kind of multifaceted, personal, game-like interaction builds an authentic rapport and sense of camaraderie similar to what a child would feel toward a family pet. Thanks to the touch sensors on his body, EMYS will reward your child’s progress with dynamic, real-time reactions that thrill, delight, and provide tangible feedback that kids can literally feel - which means they won’t forget what they’ve learned.
Most parents who want their kids to learn a second language turn to iPad apps, computer games, flashcards, or sitting their little ones in front of TV shows that might feature a brief language-based segment or two. But kids have short attention spans, and anything that doesn’t engage all their senses, or feel truly “real” to them, will offer disappointing results in terms of your child retaining what he or she has been told or shown. We created EMYS to eliminate this challenge, driven by a vision to give parents a way to dramatically empower their kids when it comes to language learning. Now we’re gearing up to expand on EMYS’ capabilities as the world’s most lovable language tutor.
You know you want your child to learn a second language, and you’ve heard that it makes sense to start them young, but how do you avoid overwhelming your little one - or wasting money on language instruction that he or she may not be ready for?
Until now, it’s been hard to know how to give kids the best advantage when it comes to picking up a new language, but we believe that EMYS is the answer!
Through our research group with the Wrocław University of Science in Technology, in Wrocław, Poland, we started developing EMYS in 2008, and have been refining him ever since. Today, EMYS has been transformed into a remarkably emotionally expressive language tutor who engages all your child’s senses through a learning modality known as TPR (Total Physical Response). EMYS expertly guides kids to learn English, through exciting interactions that infuse joy and magic into each day, while increasing self-esteem.
Based on our own extensive research, as well as studies conducted by reputable educational institutions, EMYS solves the issue of language learning troubles by taking things off-screen and into the real world. A recent Yale University study demonstrated that having a physical robot tutor (such as EMYS) increases learning gains for students, and we’ve seen the same thing happen in our tests. EMYS is the world’s first happy robotic language tutor that children naturally gravitate toward and quickly bond with, delivering a never-before seen, immersive-yet-accessible way for them to learn a second language as part of their daily playtime.
Not only is EMYS poised to transform your kids’ self-esteem and sense of fun now, but this endearing robot will lay a solid foundation for their success an increasingly globalized, “melting pot” kind of world, where bilingualism is a huge asset and exciting advantage.