Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (LSRW) are some of the essential literacy skills for Early Childhood Education (ECE). The foundation of learning is laid when a toddler listens to the conversations made by people around and relates to the meaning of some. A year later, when their listening skills are still growing, they take their first steps to read by identifying their favourite chocolate wrapper or their own name. The responsibility now comes to the facilitators and people around them to nurture the curious learners and channelize them so that they feel motivated to take more steps towards reading. No one forces these steps upon them, but they take them on their own.
A strong foundation for reading development is laid when children are engaged in purposeful, meaningful language conversations and early print activities. Thus, it is important to provide age-appropriate learning material, experiences, and encouragement along with early forms of reading. But how do we do that?
Some children may like to engage in bedtime stories or do a puzzle game of letters with their parents, but not all of them. These experiences are definitely important, but how can parents create more curiosity among these early learners to further read.
Parents often find it a struggle to keep their children engaged in purposeful and meaningful activities. They are always in search of activities that are helpful, useful, and engaging. Also, keeping children away from the screen becomes a challenge.
Early Childhood Education and LSRW Skills With Augmented Reality
Now imagine what fun it would be to see your child read a book that teaches them the correct spellings and pronunciation of words, along with pictures that increase their vocabulary and in 3D Augmented Reality to develop LSRW skills in English. Such is the magic of augmented reality. We do have a lot of books, flashcards, storybooks and colouring books available in Augmented Reality. They come with Augmented Reality Android and iOS apps that parents can easily monitor for screen-time control.
Children always feel curious and motivated to read things that look appealing to them. The WizAR AR Coloring Books and Flashcards are a great way of engaging children both visually and orally. They can speak along with the programmed voice and practice their pronunciations. Learners can listen to a story, see beautiful animations, and answer questions related to the story. They can read the story from the book and see the story in 3D animation on their screen in AR.
For Early Childhood Education, 3D Augmented Reality interactions are a strong influence on learning. How fascinating will it be for children to see a book that has visual and auditory effects? While reading, the child can learn more about things and generate curiosity to read more about the topic. A pack of AR flashcards on animals would help the child examine the animal in its natural habitat from different angles, listen to its sound, and know and read its name correctly. All this may seem to be magic, but all this has been made possible using WizAR 3D Augmented Reality Coloring Books, Flashcards and Storybooks.
Children are curious learners. It is important not just to provide volumes of books or activities. It is equally important to make their books or learning material more exciting, engaging and inspiring.