What?

How can digital technology strengthen our preschool children - and help them get more out of preschool hours? To find out, innovators and preschool educators in Helsingborg came together and created an AI assistant that answers the children's most burning questions.

Say hello to Laiban, the AI assistant who answers questions like: What's up for lunch? Who's picking me up today? And when? It also suggests clothes according to the weather when the children go out to play - hats and gloves, rain gear and rubber boots, or sunscreen - based on the latest weather forecasts.

Why?

The children are strengthened by the fact that they can find answers to their questions themselves. The educators, children and parents appreciate that the information is always correct and easily accessible to everyone. Everyone gets the same information and every child gets a chance to be heard. Laiban is also getting smarter with each passing day. For example, it understands several languages that children want to ask questions in.

How?

Laiban is a digital assistant that the children get access to via an iPad that sits on the wall in the cloakroom and answers the children's questions about clothes, food and what activities are going on.

Laiban is currently used in about 40 of Helsingborg City's preschools and is further developed together with children and educators. Are you curious about Laiban? Read more at Laiban's own website.

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Impact target

Increased independence of children in preschool

Results

After using Laiban, the children showed more independence, this was shown, among other things, when they had to dress to go out. The children have also improved their ability to handle digital tools.

Impact target

Significant time savings for educators

Results

Laiban provides an average time saving equivalent to 20 minutes per day and educator

Resident involvement

Laiban is further developed together with children and educators in 16 preschool departments around the city

Contact

Name: Simon Melin
E-mail: Simon.Melin@helsingborg.se

Name: Lisa Olsson
E-mail: lisa.olsson@helsingborg.se