Bringing Social Robots to Preschool: Transformation or Disruption?

Little boy playing with interactive Remote Control Robot Dog Toy.

Social robots are a new technology finding its way into preschools and other early childhood settings. Increasingly, they are capable of visual recognition, can talk and respond to children through verbal exchanges, and can take on various relationship roles.

Is this good for young children, or bad? This article explores what social robots are and how they could disrupt and transform early childhood education — for better or for worse.

Read about social robots in the latest issue of Childhood Education: Innovations. Click the bottom right corner of the flipbook window to read in full screen. There is also a PDF version available for download below the flipbook window.

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