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How Kobadoo Kids helps children develop their language skills

In 2022, Kobadoo launched a new game mode called Kobadoo Kids , that allows small children to learn basic vocabulary in English, Spanish and Norwegian using emojis. Speech, language and communication are key areas of development for children since they play a critical role throughout our lives; and c hildren's early vocabulary is a predictor of their later educational outcomes. Kobadoo Kids follows the successful learning method of children picture books. Different studies affirm that reading picture books to young children increases their vocabulary and language skills [1] , and improves their ability to understand and remember new information [2] . This game mode displays series of emojis representing essential vocabulary (animals, food, weather, transportation,...), and each one is played as audio in the chosen language. Then, the child is asked to find these emojis on the screen, earning point s and passing levels if they succeed. Different studies [3] [4] [5] [6] cl aim tha

You have been using these 5 emojis wrong

Emojis have changed the way we communicate, allowing us to easily express emotions that words cannot portray.  However, there are some emojis that not even top rated  Kobadoo players know the true meaning for. These are the five most misunderstood emojis . 1) It is called pinched fingers emoji, however its original meaning is asking “ what do you want? ”. In Italy, this gesture is generally used to show disbelief , frustration or disagreement. In India, it is used to ask if a person is hungry. In Arab countries, it can represent slow , wait and patience or be used in a threatening way. Flipped upside down, the pinched fingers emoji universally represents a pinch of salt. 2) Most people use this emoji as a shooting star . However, this emoji represents in reality that a person is dizzy ( seeing stars ) when hit in the head. 3)  You might use it as sticking out the tongue, but this emoji is meant to represent licking lips in appetite or contentment. 4)    She is not showing an &quo

These 6 country pairs are twins by flag

These flags of the world are a nightmare for any  Kobadoo   player . Although not two flags of sovereign countries that are exactly the same, they might just differ slightly in colour shades. This is the case of Chad and Romania , where the blue tone of Chad's flag is a bit deeper. These similarities were the cause of an alleged dispute between the two countries in 2004. Moldova and Andorra share the same three colours, but they have a differentiating coat of arms in the center. Monaco and Indonesia have different tones of red and dimension ratios. The flag of Poland has the same horizontal stripes, but reversed. You have to be very observant to notice the difference between the flags of Ivory Coast and Ireland . These two former British colonies display the Union Jack and similar blue shades. Australia 's flag contains the Commonwealth Star and five more white stars, while New Zealand 's flag has only four red stars. It might be a bit easier to distinguish the

What is working memory and how can you train it?

Working memory is a part of the executive functions of our brain. It is a cognitive system that is used when we are keeping information in short-term memory and processing and manipulating that stored information. Working memory improves from childhood and usually reaches its peak in mid-twenties, then it slowly declines with age. How can you train your working memory? Working memory capacities can be improved through repetition and training. This is based on  brain’s  neuroplasticity , which is the brain’s capability to adapt to the environment it is in. The effect by some programs ( Cogmed / Robomemo ) has shown to be effective compared to a placebo group. By training working memory you could possibly learn new skills.  For example those who want to learn new flags of the world, keep playing the game  Kobadoo Flags , and play it repeatedly. Eventually you might see that you will also learn some new flags just by playing a game and possibly reach higher levels.   A study in children [

The world's only non-rectangular national flag

There are no written rules about what a national flag should look like. That is why we can observe truly original designs with different number of stripes, colours and additional elements. However, all of them share one characteristic: they have a rectangular shape . Well, actually not all of them. There is a sovereign country whose flag doesn't follow the pattern: Nepal . If you have played Kobadoo Flags before you are probably familiar with it. This beautiful flag is a combination of two pennons used in the past by rival branches of the ruling dynasty . The red colour is a  symbol of bravery  of Nepali people and it is also the colour of Nepal's national flower: rhododendron . The blue border represents   peace and   harmony. The crescent moon on the top pennon symbolizes the coldness near Himalayas and the pure spirit of Nepali people; whereas the sun represents the heat of the southern provinces and the  fierceness of the locals.

The only flag of the world that is shredded by design

If you have played Kobadoo Flags you might have seen some extravagant flags with colourful designs, but you might not have seen before a flag made of separate strips of cloth. This is the case of the flag of Zamora , a beautiful province in the North West of Spain close to the border with Portugal. This flag is not only truly original, but as well one of the oldest in the world. It is composed of a green strip and eight red strips , all of them detached from each other. The red ones represent the eight victories obtained by the legendary warrior Viriathus against the Romans in the 2nd century BC. The green strip was a reward from King Ferdinand II of Aragon  in recognition of the aid provided in the battle of Toro in 1476. Source: