SkillAngels - A simplification of the everyday learning process!
25th October 2015Category : Start-upsPublished by :Yuvan Subramani Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : India
Ever wondered how your child's brain develops? Ever wondered which part and projection of this world, both sight and sound, that the child grasps and which ones it neglects with the utmost level of ignorance? Ever wondered how it can remember some things quite well and easily forgets others? Well, all those neurons are certainly a mystery, let alone for the people who don't have the luxury nor the time to gain all those technical anatomical details.
However, one thing is for sure. As parents, we know how to teach our kids, enabling them to have a proper understanding of what's the good word, which is the better place and which is the better time to do things and act accordingly. And, this needs more than just common knowledge or academic prowess, that this world has been so generous in pushing it upon the kids who are growing into proper humans each and every second of their lives. It requires something that would not only improve the development, but also make them capable of handling things in a better way. And for this, what is really needed is the factor of cognitive development.
We start by teaching them the basics like the alphabets and numericals and so on. But, we also have come to know, that there is more to learning than the existing, rather conventional modules. It also needs a simple addition to the arsenal that is in place for the improvement of their brains, amidst the war for the conventional things in our lives. This is where SkillAngels is a dream come true for many, who wish to add a twist to the usual and monotonous learning process that their children go through, in the run up to their adult life.
SkillAngels is remarkable for its way of blending learning and fun, through its interface that allows for the up and coming module in learning in today's world, which is to "learn as you play". SkillAngels provides ways for children to play brain skills games, that enable us to nurture and improve the skills that remain innate and dormant most of the time, if remaining idle and lazy are the way of life for children! It also has a database of about 500 plus games that are open to the children to play and improve their brain skills. With this comes the option to establish a rapport with expert educational developers, who might help us with our journey in instilling smartness in our kids.
In addition to this, the games aren't just something that are brawny with no actual brains behind them! In fact, all of them have been clinically proven to accomplish what they claim to do, if the reports of psychologists and developmental paediatricians on the analysis of these games are anything to go by. So far, they have tasted success, in the near 4 lakh minutes of super brain training that they have given to people through their games and nearly 9 lakh number of puzzles that have solved by the users.
SkillAngels was started in the year 2013, by Sarav Sundaramoorthy, Kalpana Murthy, and Parimala Vageesan, as an attempt to revitalise the usual learning pattern and also for the "gamification" of the learning patterns. Their aim was, and still is, to develop cognitive skills, which include the basic memory, focus and attention etc, life skills and social skills. This particular start up was incubated by IIT Madras' RTBI and was given support by IIM Ahmedabad's CIIE, and Village Capital of the United States.
As if their statistical success isn't enough, they have had a fair share of fame and recognitions all around the world. They won the Hot 100 Technology Awards, in December, in the year 2014. In addition this accolade, they also won Tech4Impact Accelerator Program in the year 2013.