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Daily Markup #580: Lingokids launches new podcast to help kids learn 21st-century skills within and beyond the classroom, and more from this week

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A new way of learning for the new world

  • After two years of school closures and virtual learning, parents are rightfully worried about their kids’ learning gaps. 500-backed edtech company Lingokids is too — that’s why the team launched a new podcast called ‘Growin’ Up’, aimed at helping kids pick up critical life skills in areas such as career development and mental wellness.
  • According to the company, this initiative was born out of its in-house research that identified a demand for content that helps kids develop 21st-century skills.
  • ‘Growin’ Up’ is catered to listeners aged 5 to 8 and covers topics ranging from sports and entertainment, to public safety, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
  • Hosted by science communicator Emily Calandrelli, the podcast is set to roll out on the Lingokids app and all other podcast platforms today, which happens to also be Teacher’s Day in Singapore!
  • Lingokids added that it is developing more content to help kids navigate the real world, and their next project will explore mindfulness and meditation.
  • Read the full story here.

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