Augmented Reality Helps Children to Learn How to Read
How funny is it to teach children different letters? In fact, it was always a long-lasting process, but now you can make it faster with Augmented Reality.
“A lack of understanding of the value of play is prompting parents and schools alike to reduce it as a priority”.
“All over the world, we see parents spending much energy doing the best for their child, and play is not on that list because they don’t have the background to understand what it could do”.
Hanne Rasmussen, head of the Lego Foundation
“Learning the alphabet song is fun but doesn't indicate any real understanding of the letters. Your child should know the names of the letters when you point to them, should be able to find letters in words by name, and ideally should be able to associate some of the letters with the sounds they make in words”.
Elaine McEwan-Adkins, educational consultant
How funny is it to teach children different letters? In fact, it was always a long-lasting process, because children aged 2-4 years could not concentrate for a long time on studying process, and one letter should be taught for, at least, 1-2 weeks. In one year it was possible to teach your child to spell and recognize all English letters from A to Z…
Now you can make it little faster with much, much more fun using Augmented Reality and our Amazing Alphabet. Children play and learn letters at the same time. They do not feel themselves tired, stressed or bored during the process of game, study and joy!
How did we teach letters in the past?
1) very slowly and very patiently
2) practicing writing each new letter in sand or fingerprint
3) forming letters in cookie dough
4) cutting the letters out of sandpaper and gluing it on cardboard
5) seeking for each new letter on boxes, signs, newspapers and books
6) circling the letter on the pages of magazines or newspapers, starting with capital letters and then moving to lower alphabet case
7) making a matching game with pairs of cards made of the capital and lowercase letters
8) starting an alphabet book allowing a page for each letter.
How AR can “ease the process” nowadays?
1) Children often feel bored about reading textbooks, but give them AR, and it will effectively enhance learning and children will be more motivated when using AR.
2) AR teaching material is the best alternative to any picture book or physical interactions.
See also: Hung, Y.-H., Chen, C.-H., Huang, S.-W. Applying augmented reality to enhance learning: a study of different teaching materials //Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. – Vol. 33. – Pages 252 – 266. //http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12173