Quentino is a device which kids can play with their imagination and learn through tales. It is small, portable and has a smooth texture and kids as Young as 3 years old can manage it by themselves. Quentino has multi-optional stories so that children can interact and choose the way that the tales end. It has a microphone built in, which gives the user the ability to decide many options between characters, enviroments or objects which show up in the story. It has a projector that shows colorful figures and shapes to stimulate the imagination of the user. Quentino can be used with headphones or with the already built-in loudspeaker to start the story-telling. This is an opportunity to promote imagination and concentration, improve speaking abilities and vocabulary, developing autonomy and decision-based learning.
This January 27th we started our Fab Academy 2021 programme, I think this first class was very interesting because we could learn about what is digital fabrication and what is a fab lab. When I discovered fab labs at 2019 I remember that I didn't understand what I could do in this place, first of all I didn’t know how to operate the machines because I’d never seen that kind of machines before, except the laser cutting because I used it to cut my pieces to build academic models at my university but I'd never operated the machine by myself. I really like the phylosophy about "do it yourself" and "do it together".
This wednesday I learned many new things, one of the ways to know how much do you learn is practicing so I was exploring about all the concepts since the first class.
This project is very interesting and Quentino is the perfect complement. About Cuentología; "Stories are one of the most used tools in child psychology, due to the simplicity of their application and the great acceptance they have on the part of children. Due to the immense connection that they have with fantasy and imagination, this instrument allows them to transfer what they have learned from the imaginary to reality, identifying with the characters and finding tools that will help them face the difficulties that arise. and all like playing!" It's very important to know how can I generate one alternative that will can promove all of these benefits to help the development of kids, I'm sure that at this space I can do it.