A Danish company has launched a toy, which they say is ideal for the 21st century. The toy is a set of 27 “intelligent and magnetic” building blocks that are also connected digitally and parents will be able to track the skill development of their children via a tablet.

The company has named the toy playDXTR. The 27 pieces building blocks can be built into different kinds of structures by a child. The blocks have built in sensors that are connected to a tablet. The Danish company DXTR Tactile, which has developed the product, calls the toy “world’s smartest building blocks.”

Through the digital connectivity, playDXTR will be able to “motivate, challenge and train” the child’s ability to “follow instructions, think creatively, evaluate and solve problems.” While the child is playing, parents will be able to track the skill development of the child on the tablet on a real time basis. The tablet will show the parents a data driven picture of the child’s abilities and it will also suggest games and activities that can further help the child develop skills.

According to the company’s press release, the toy helps to foster the natural confidence of kids. The company believes that although every human being is born confident, we tend to lose that “innocent skill” over time. While playing the game; children can fail at building the structure they want, evaluate the reason and try again. Making it a fun and at the same time a learning experience.

The product has been built by a “strong, diverse and passionate” team. Neuropsychologists, engineers, designers and marketers have been working full time at DXTR Tactile to build this product.

The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their project and already have over 50 backers. DXTR Tactile plans to raise $ 50,000 (AU $69,000) in this one month campaign. Contributions can range from $ 10 (AU $14) to $1,599 (AU $2217), with the latter coming with two nights’ accommodation at LEGOLAND resort as well as a chance to own a full Beta version of playDXTR.

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