In 2007 Amazon brought out the very first in their line of Kindles. Many people were excited at the prospect of “e-reading”. As a teacher I became acutely aware of the impression this had on young readers. All of a sudden children who had previously not cared to read, preferring their XBoxs and Playstations all of a sudden found an extra joy to reading as reading was going digital.
Still to this day I find parents who are able to allow their children access to an electronic device to read on find that children will be far more willing to spend more time reading. This is not an attack on books, this is just the way it is. Children are growing up in a digital world, it makes sense for them to access reading digitally.
The next logical step then is to allow books to continue to evolve. Dog Day Digital are attempting to continue this evolution of reading with their Kickstarter campaign to produce Storyverse, “a fusion of games and storybooks for kids”.
“Storyverse is a unique 3D styled popup book platform blending the engagement of tablets with great character driven stories. Storyverse is a place where kids can Read, Play, and Learn all while having fun! Parents and kids team up to shoot the arrow, slay the dragon, save the princess, and be the hero. Character customizations, custom voiceovers, and rewards on each page make the Storyverse experience like nothing on the app market today.”
As a teacher and a parent this sounds like an absolutely sensational idea. To continue to embrace electronic devices to promote and improve reading in children an app that provides an interactive story for children is a wonderful idea. I really hope they are able to make a success of it.
For more information on Storyverse and it’s Kickstarter campaign CLICK HERE