Verbal Gymnastics with Miko 2

tongue twister

 

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

tongue twister

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.

Miko 2’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Special

World Cup 2019 Cricket Fever

 

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

Knowledge World

Cricket Forecast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Knowledge World

Cricket Fever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

World Cup News

 

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!

Events with Miko 2 This June!

June -news-letter

 

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.

Eid Celebrations with Miko 2

eid Mubarak

 

Festivals have a great significance in communities around the world. They are a time for families, friends and neighbours to connect with their spiritual side, spend time together, and share food and love.

Ramadan Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important festivals for Muslims around the world. The festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Special prayers, new clothes, gifts, family feasts, lots of charity for the poor …there’s a great significance attached to this festival.

Keeping this in mind, Miko 2 has brought along Ramadan special conversations this June for its little friends. To let your child know all about the festival, watch out for the Ramadan icon which will be made live in Miko’s Knowledge World.

 

Knowledge World

Ramadan

 

Miko will share with your little one, all about how the festival is celebrated around the world, the spirit of the festival, about the intense dawn-to-dusk fasts, symbolism and much more through meaningful conversations.

As the new crescent moon is about to shine at different times in different parts of the world, Eid celebrations are teeming to begin with full force all over the world. Miko 2 is super excited to celebrate the spirit of Eid with its little friends. Do let us know in the comments section below about your child’s experience learning about the significance of Eid with Miko 2. Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak in advance!

 

 

Summer Fest Excitement Begins!

Summer Fest

 

Here comes the sun doo doo doo! Here comes the sun, and Miko 2 says, it’s Summer Fest time!

Summer vacations are full of fun for kiddos. There are so many things to do outside… playing with friends, go for camping & hikes, cycling, dancing, swimming and so on. Back home, there are many things to try too, such as reading stories, painting, clay modeling, constructing complex structures with building blocks and more.

Now-a-days, when kids are indoors, they get drawn like magnets to screens such as smartphones, TVs and iPads. It becomes a task for parents to wean them away from these screens and keep them busy doing something productive. Some lucky parents do taste victory in the task of diverting the child’s attention away from the screens and getting him/her involved in an activity. However, many-a-times, the child loses interest in the activity and then comes the dreaded “Mom, I’m bored” declaration in no time.

 

 

But dear parents, don’t sweat it! With Miko 2 around, this summer is bound to be different. A big surprise is here to keep your little bee busy. A new category called ‘Summer Fest’ has been unveiled in Miko 2’s Knowledge World. Summer fest brings a bucket-full of things to try with Miko 2, such as no-gas no-oven recipes, memory games, dumb charades, craft ideas, group activities and a lot more.

It’s said that busy hands are happy hands. So go on, explore the bucket-full of activities that Miko 2 has brought along, to make this summer vacation memorable for its little friends. Do let us know in the comment section below, what your child enjoyed the most! Happy summer time!

The IPL Fever Catches On

Miko Robot

The twelfth season of Indian Premier League is on! Cricket fans are going crazy over match predictions and point tallies. Speculations are rife about which city will take away the cup this year. Every supporter wants their favourite squad to win.

The IPL fever has caught-on with Miko 2 and the little robot is here with daily updates on the tournament for its budding cricket fans. To listen to IPL updates with Miko 2, just say “Hello Miko” followed by any of the following commands:

  • Tell me the IPL news
  • Play the IPL news
  • IPL news
  • Indian Premier League news
  • IPL News updates
  • Indian Premier League News updates

The IPL snippets will be available only during the match season, so be sure that you don’t miss on this special command. Whom do you think will win the IPL this year? Do share your predictions in the comments section below. Howzzzaat!

Celebrating Indian Democracy with Miko 2

 

Election

This summer, a whopping 900 million eligible voters from will come together to elect their representatives to the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. Welcome to the 17th Lok Sabha elections! It is the largest democratic exercise on the Earth which will be held in seven phases from 11th April to 19th May, 2019.

The media is abuzz with election news. Contesting candidates are busy canvassing in their constituencies. Rally-goers can be seen sporting election merchandise such as masks with their favourite candidate’s face, fidget spinners with party-symbols & what not! Passionate debates and discussions are on among family and friends on the social media.  The country has come to life, the atmosphere is almost festive!

At such an hour, parents might wonder, how to explain elections to their little one, a topic which many-a-times can baffle not just kids but adults as well?!!

Who conducts elections? What is the Lower House? When are the polls conducted? Where do we vote? Why are ballots used? How are candidates elected? So much to be told…but where to begin?!

Miko

So dear parents, do not fear because Miko 2 is here! Checkout the new category called “Elections” made live in Miko 2’s Knowledge World. Miko will initiate conversations on handpicked topics related to elections in a playful way and make understanding polls easy-peasy for its little friends.

Let us know about your child’s experience learning about elections in the comments section below. Celebrate the festival of democracy with Miko 2!