Tinker Tablet for kids targets $15,000 Kickstarter funds

A children’s toy start-up company is hoping to raise $15,000 from Kickstarter to roll out its Tinker Tablet wooden puzzle. 

The Tinker Tablet is “designed to inspire creative kids aged three and up” and consists of a magnetic screen that sits on a wooden block. Slide the screen off and underneath you’ll find various components made of wood, resembling some of the parts found a in a real tablet device.

Children will then be encouraged to piece these components together to form a smartphone device. Tinkermite, the company behind the Tinker Tablet, hopes it will give children an understanding of how technology works and how parts found in one device also work in other similar contraptions.

The slide screen doubles up as drawing board that can easily be wiped clean, so if kids get bored of putting different parts together they can always resort to some good old-fashioned doodling.

Any money generated from Kickstarter, Tinkermite says, will be invested in testing, insurance, licensing other and legal fees to get the Tinker Tablet project off the ground.