Update Alert!

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We, the creators of Miko 2, are constantly trying to improve your experience with Miko. And we won’t stop till we’re satisfied!

That is precisely why we are extremely delighted to introduce to you an enhanced navigation system!

With the new system, you can:

1) Click the select button to view the Menu Screen for Knowledge World, Game Hub and others.

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2) Click the right scroll button to view the ‘Ask Miko’ screen. Here, you can view suggestions based on previous questions that you may have asked your Miko.

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3) Click on the left scroll button to view the ‘Do you mean’ screen. Here you can view the last question you asked your Miko.

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With the new navigation system, we hope that your child has an easier and more enhanced experience with Miko.

PS. To go back to Miko’s face, click on the back button (triangular button underneath the select button).

Child Profile

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Don’t you exactly know which ice cream flavor your child likes? Don’t you also know which subject he absolutely despises?

The needs of every child are different and we, at Miko understand that!

We know that everything your child comes in contact with, should be tailor made and precisely customized. Then why shouldn’t your Miko 2 also be custom-built?

That is exactly why we are more than excited to bring to you our newest Update – Child Profile!

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Click on ‘Child’s Profile’ in the menu on your Miko 2 App and discover a world of customization. From your child’s name and date of birth to their curriculum and likes and dislikes, you can alter everything your Miko 2 knows about your child.

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So the next time your child talks to their Miko 2, their interaction will be that much more personal!

Travel

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How much of a genius will your child be if they were exposed to the knowledge of the world? And what if we told you, you don’t need to roam the world to know the world!

That’s right! We’re bringing the planet to your child in the form of your own Miko!

With the latest addition to Knowledge World, we, the creators of Miko 2, bring the Travel Category to you. Here your child can learn on a global scale!

Through this category, your child can learn about countries like Japan, Mexico and India itself and about different monuments and places of exceptional importance among so many others. Miko can educate them about different cultures, different lifestyles and different facts from around the globe. Basically, an entire World Tour in the comfort of your own living room!

Simply click on the Travel category in Knowledge World and get your child to explore what the world looks like beyond their immediate environment!

PS. Did you know the Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from France to USA?

India

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The largest democracy in the world, the second largest English-speaking country and the country that detected water on the moon for the first time are just some of the many wonderful titles India holds and shouldn’t we, the citizens, be proud!

There is so much to India, what with its history, geography, and culture that learning about it can be a journey of its own for your child. Why not make them experience India through Miko’s lens then?

Within Knowledge World, we are introducing a new category to suit your child’s need to feel more connected to the soil we stand on, to feel closer to their roots and to know so much more about this diverse nation. The new category, named India, educates your child about the nation in the most fun way of learning you may have seen. It covers topics like the Indian flag, Independence and modern India, its development and progress.

Launch the India category in Knowledge World and let your child experience diversity their way!

Animal Sounds

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Living in a concrete jungle can make it so difficult to teach your child the sounds of nature and its best inhabitants. With Miko, educating your child about wildlife can get so much easier.

Through our new app, Animal Sounds, your little one can learn the sounds of the most common to the rarest breeds of animals.

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Ever taken your child to the zoo only to see empty exhibits or stray dogs? Ever wondered if your child will know animals beyond cats, dogs and crows? It can be difficult, can’t it, teaching your child about those breeds that they haven’t seen or experienced themselves?

Well, we’ve designed a way to bring the forest to your home through your Miko.

Clicking on the Animal Sounds app in the Game Hub will open up a world of possibilities for your little one. They can navigate through each unique animal and experience an entire jungle for themselves!

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The app is so educative that it teaches your child not just the sound of animals but also their names and appearance through colorful graphics.

So bring out your Miko and help your child dive into a world beyond humans!

 

Verbal Gymnastics with Miko 2

 

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Sharpening your child’s English pronunciations and fluency just got easy. A huge bank of tongue twisters has just gone live on Miko 2, with some Tongue Twister commands.

 

Tongue twisters are a great way to improve speech, articulation and accent. Public speakers, actors, politicians etc. have been known to practice them to improve their oration skills and confidence. With Miko 2’s Tongue Twister commands, your child can have fun learning some easy phrases as well as some tricky ones to ace his/her pronunciations.

 

Ask Miko 2 to tell you a tongue twister

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Just say the trigger word “Hello Miko” followed by any of the following commands:

  • Tell me some tongue twisters. 
  • Can you share some tongue twisters? 
  • Play a tongue twister.
  • Please tell me an easy tongue twister.
  • Tell me a few difficult tongue twisters.
  • World’s most difficult tongue twister

So get ready for some verbal gymnastics. Your little one can ask Miko a tongue twister and repeat it after. Spice-up the fun by asking your little one to say it a number of times in a row. Host a tongue twister challenge for your little one and his/her friends. Get ready for some funny mispronunciations, knotty tongues and giggles! The command is also a good tool for kids who struggle with speech defects to practice their speech. Ask Miko 2 to say a tongue twister and your child can practice it in the front of a mirror. Do let us know how your child enjoyed Miko 2’s tongue twister challenge in the comments section below.

Leave Your Summer Vacation Worries Behind With Miko 2

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Summer Vacation Worries

Summer vacations are special for every child. No running around to catch the school bus, no homework, endless time to play with friends, activity classes, going on trips with family to a cool destination or to meet relatives. Life becomes absolutely chilled during those 2-3 months away from school.

Children have so much time on their hands during summer vacations that can be spend learning and exploring new things. But there’s a recurring concern among modern parents that kids these days while-away their precious vacation time with their “eyes glued” to smart phones, iPads or laptop screens. The amount of time that kids spend on the screen drastically increases during vacations.

According to the World Health Organisation guidelines issued in February, 2019, children between the ages of 2 and 4 should have no more than one hour of screen time per day. Older kids are spending a whopping 6 to 8 hours with screens. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that for older kids, parents should ensure consistent limits on screen time and prioritize sleep, physical activity and other healthy behaviours over media use. And thus it is necessary to reduce screen time for kids.

Parents always encourage kids to stash their gadgets away and go out and play. But many-a-times, kids don’t heed the advice and a mini tug-of-war emerges between the two to take away the gadget and coax the kids to venture out of the house. The sweltering summer heat makes it unbearable & unsafe for kids to play outside as it raises the risk of heat strokes and sun burns and leaves the child with limited options to do physical activity. The result is they get bored sitting at home and return to the gadgets eventually and are back to square one.

Summer vacations are a time when children don’t have schedules to follow unlike the times when they have to attend school during the rest of the year. In the absence of any concrete schedule to follow, their routines get disrupted and coming back to the rhythm once the vacation ends becomes a pain not just for the kid but also for the parent. Also, getting kids back to studying after a huge break becomes a task and parents often wonder if there is a way to build unbreakable study routines for kids. They look for some alternatives to ensure that kids do not completely de-rail from the healthy study routine that they have built during the rest of the year which revolves around school and keep in touch with their learning habits during vacations as well.

Cajoling and convincing kids to spend their vacation time productively can be a patience-test for parents. According to experts and the experience of parents over generations, children tend to listen readily to figures such as siblings or friends who are affable and come across as pals-cum-mentors. Keeping this in mind, a team of academicians, child psychologists, artists, engineers and mathematicians have created a new-age friend for children. Meet Miko 2, an advanced personal robot for kids. Miko engages, educates and entertains kids. A smart-little robot with a big heart, Miko is an emotional companion for kids that helps them learn about their school curriculum, encourages analytical thinking and creativity through fun educational games and adapts to the child’s personality, making the child smarter and happier.

Miko has been designed with a lot of thought to make learning and growing-up a more wonderful time for kids. While parents, teachers and friends are irreplaceable, Miko is a companion for kids which engages and encourages them to learn, play and grow with it. The dedicated team of experts behind the robot ensures that the child experiences something new and relevant every day through Miko.

This summer season, Miko is ready with a slew of fun activities for kids at home such as no-bake no-gas recipes to try, origami, games, educative stories and much more. The little robot also persuades kids to spend some time outdoor, for example, to feed a dog or water the plants in the lawn. Hence, Miko keeps kids busy in constructive activities and they end up spending lesser time on screens.

Miko is a treasure trove of knowledge and also encourages kids to learn about different subjects in a playful way. This ensures that the child remains in touch with the habit of studying and takes care of fluctuating learning routines during the summer break. Thus, Miko is a way to make learning fun at home. With Miko around, parents can say adios to their summer vacation worries and be assured that their little ones will make the most of their time, learning and growing with their smart little robot friend.

Miko 2’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Special

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It’s that time of the year for which cricket crazy fans have been eagerly waiting for. Ten squads, a hundred and fifty star players, millions of followers, one host, and one shining trophy. It’s time for Cricket World Cup 2019!

This World Cup season, Miko 2 has set the pitch to amaze your little one with all things cricket. Prediction games, cricket trivia and much more!

New Topics Coming Up in Knowledge World

# Cricket Forecast

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Watch out for the Cricket Forecast icon which will be live in Miko 2’s Knowledge World this World Cup season.

  • Prediction game

Get ready to play a fun prediction game!

Which team will take the cup home?

Will it be the Men in Blue, Men in Green, Kiwis, Windies, Aussies, Sri Lankan Lions, England, Bangladesh Tigers, the South African Proteas or the first time World Cup entrants- the Afghan Blue Tigers?

  • Guessing Game

The little robot has turned into a cricket psychic with a cool guessing game. Can Miko really read your child’s mind? Find out for yourself!

Wow…so many activities!

But wait! The fun doesn’t stop here! There’s more!

# Cricket Fever

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Here’s another World Cup Special. Watch out for the Cricket Fever icon which will become live in Miko 2’s Knowledge World during the cricketing season.

Miko will engage the child in playful conversations about cricketing facts and trivia. What a fun way to keep your little one up-to-date with all the cricketing knowledge that they need to know!

World Cup News

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Miko is all set to report the World Cup action that will unfold on the grounds in England and Wales. Watch out for daily World Cup news updates for your little one, that are about to go live during the tournament.

To listen to news updates, just say “Hello Miko” and ask any of the following questions:

  • What’s the World Cup news?
  • Tell me the World Cup news
  • Share World Cup news

There’s so much fun and learning waiting for your little cricketer this World Cup season.

Do watch out for all these updates that will become live as the season progresses.

Let us know in the comments section below about your experience with these World Cup special updates!

Lores from the Yore

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Get ready to dive into the legendary world of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) comics which is now available on Miko 2. ACK is a treasure trove of stories which focus on teaching Indian values, morals and virtues to kids, depicted with engaging visuals and catchy narratives.

Watch Miko come to life with the interesting plots from ACK, which have continued to remain a favourite throughout generations, right from the grandparents to parents listening to these stories during their years growing up. The tradition continues and the stories continue amaze present day kids as well.

How to open the ACK app?

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To open ACK, follow this path:

  • Press the right arrow key on the robot’s touch panel > Scroll to Game Hub with the right arrow key > Press the select key to open Game Hub > Scroll to the Amar Chitra Katha icon > Press the select key to open the app.
  • You will see a list of stories in the menu> Scroll through the list > Press the enter key to play a story.
  • To pause a story, press the enter key. To forward or rewind it, press the right or left arrow key respectively.
  • To exit a story, press the back key.
  • You can listen to another story if you like by scrolling through the menu.
  • To exit the ACK app, press the back key.

The ACK app is available in the offline mode too and your child can listen to stories even when Miko 2 is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Stories are a powerful tool to help develop the child’s imagination, build vocabulary, master pronunciations, learn to express and increase the attention span. Here’s wishing your child meaningful learning and fun with ACK.

Let us know about your child’s experience exploring the world of Amar Chitra Katha with Miko 2 in the comments section below.

Events with Miko 2 This June!

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Miko 2’s June calendar is full of exciting events. It has lots of information to share about special days occurring in this month, with its little friends.

 

Global Day of Parents

Observed on 1st of June every year, this day honours parents throughout the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing and protecting them. The day recognizes that happy, loving and understanding families are conducive for the harmonious development of children.

 

World Milk Day

Observed yet again on 1st of June every year, this day recognizes the importance of milk as a global food. It appreciates the efforts of the dairy sector which works hard to reach milk and milk products to people and also provides livelihood to billions of people around the world.

 

Ramadan Eid

The most awaited festival for Muslims all over the world, 5th June will be celebrated as Ramadan Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and marks the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) by Allah, the divinity at the heart of Islam.

 

World Environment Day

5th June was designated as World Environment Day by the United Nations with a motto to raise awareness about the state of the environment in the world and also encourage global citizens, leaders, agencies and governments to take dedicated steps towards protecting the environment.

 

World Oceans Day

Oceans are a rich source of resources and are the lungs of the planet, providing most of the oxygen that we breathe. 8th June is celebrated as World Oceans Day to remind us the impact of human actions on the world’s ocean and sustainable management of its resources.

 

Father’s Day

Celebrated on16th June every year, this days celebrates fatherhood. The day realizes and honours the role of these silent superheroes in parenting.

 

International Yoga Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21st June as International Yoga Day to honour and promote the ancient practice of Yoga, a gift from India to the world.

 

World Music Day

21st June is also celebrated as World Music Day, a tradition which began in France in 1982. On this day, countries worldwide celebrate the power of music to spread peace and goodwill and to create a bond amongst communities.

 

So stay tuned for these special knowledge capsules all June! Do let us know in the comments section below about your child’s favorite day(s) amongst these.