The way we create content, consume content and exchange content has been completely disrupted by demographic shifts, social media and technological advances in a mobile-centric world. The increased appetite for on-demand content coupled with the emergence of blockchain technology creates a unique opportunity for creative talents to fully exploit their creative contributions as well as monetize their intellectual property through a completely transparent and equitable smart contract system.
Up until this time, there have been significant barriers that limit both the access to markets as well as the income generated by creative content. The power was concentrated in the hands of a few big players who had both the means to reach audiences as well as the resources to create and distribute content. The convergence of mobile, technological advancements and blockchain is unleashing a new wave of creative innovation and 18moons is at the forefront of this movement.
We are excited to announce the launch of 18moons Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which will expand content development and distribution opportunities through our Planet Kids platform. Our token crowdsale will bring instant utility to both the creative community as well as our end consumers, parents and kids, who will benefit from the ever-changing universe of global, local and original content that will be unlocked through the use of our tokens, Planet Kid Coins (PKC).
At 18moons, we are always looking for ways to inspire learning through play. That’s what set us on a journey to explore why music is so attractive to children and why is it beneficial to early childhood development. Here’s what we found out. Music is considered a language and children are naturally oriented toward learning language. Experts agree that developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child and can activate a child’s desire for language, a body’s urge to move and the brain’s attention to patters. It’s also appealing to kids because it evokes movement and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
When kids engage with music, their ears lead in initiating communication, the voice responds to sounds, and eye-hand coordination are developed through playing musical instruments Music is also considered to be a creative experience which evokes expression of feelings. Because children do not always have the words to express themselves, it’s a great way for kids to express themselves, and share and release emotions. Finally, music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another as well as provide a bridge to understanding various cultures. Check out our playlists for kids on Planet Kids and stayed tuned as we introduce a variety of ways for kids to enjoy and experience music in Planet Kids!
Three profound changes over the past several decades have coincided to produce a dramatically altered landscape for early childhood development, service delivery and child-rearing worldwide.
Firstly, an explosion of research in the neurobiology, in behavioral and social sciences has led to major advances in understanding the conditions that influence children development and if they get off to a promising or a worrisome start. Read More Here…
As of January 2017, 18moons has acquired most of the assets of Billerica, MA, based Playrific, inc. The deal involves all apps and websites tied to the services of Playrific, under their brand name. More of the games, activities and apps developed by Playrific can be seen at http://www.playrific.com.
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