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    Startup of the day

    Jeel Platform, Saudi Arabia

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    Source: Jeel Platform

    What’s the deal: Founded in 2020, Jeel Platform is an educational entertainment platform that helps children to develop values and character while enjoying positive screen time. The application consists of series, shows, music, stories, and games.

    Jeel Platform has secured $1.2M in its seed funding round.

    Underlying trends: Edutainment, Parenting, E-learning

    Why it matters: Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, parents have struggled to make life in lockdown more productive and entertaining for their children.

    Designed for children aged between 3 and 9 years, the Jeel platform provides a host of entertainment options. It also offers advice and support for parents, who have complete control over how their child uses the platform, and receive regular watch time, usage, and activity reports.

    The application was designed under the supervision of parenting specialists, and centers on educational and psychological criteria.

    Our take: Digital companions for small children are tricky. They certainly can’t replace face-to-face interaction, which is crucial for children’s development. Nevertheless, interactive educational apps like Jeel are definitely a better option for kids than watching YouTube all day.

    Note, that the website is currently only available in Arabic.

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