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Taking Your Children to An Interactive Zoo

Children are wonderful. They absorb so much information and have an incredible memory for the most specific facts on the most unbelievable topics. It’s always rewarding to be a part of that experience. Critical to that experience is being able to educate them well. After all, if they are taught properly, they will grow up to be responsible adults able to pass on the valuable lessons you teach them today. Animals play a huge role in a child’s education. Children will one day be responsible for the welfare and well-being of animals so being educated about them at a young age will bode well for the future of animals. An interactive book on animals can help your child expand and learn enthusiastically as the pictures come alive when they touch certain control areas in the book. The wonder of it all – this is essentially what discovering animals is all about. And since children are inherently curious, what they personally uncover will be remembered, as opposed to the use of words and one dimensional books. With an animal interactive book, it’s like taking your child on a trip to the zoo or an African safari – to exotic places! Children will learn compassion and kindness towards animals. They will develop a reflex on caring for living things other than their immediate family. It will help them as they grow up and get introduced to the bigger world. Studies show that children who “wonder” at the world tend to be more trusting, trustworthy, and responsible at a deeper level. In fact, in a 1998 study on the relationship between empathy...

The Benefits Of Having Interactive Animal Books

They say that a pet in a child’s life is a rite of passage because the choice of pet is an indication of the level of maturity of the child, as diagnosed by the parent or guardian. Of course, some parents also select a pet based on personal reasons such as allergies or available space and time to care for the pet. No matter what the circumstances, parents almost always agree that children should have some exposure to animals and one way to guarantee a child’s education on animals is through reading. A step above traditional books would be interactive books! The benefits of interactive animal books include: Aiding in the emotional development of a child. They offer information on animals interactively, which means that on a digital level, the child is able to interact with the animals in the book. It is not as authentic as having the animal live and in person, but in many cases, animals in the natural habitat are not safe for children. Thus, the interactive book is a wise way to introduce them safely to animals. Providing a time for parent-child or sibling bonding. Parents of adult children do not always have precious memories to fall back on so it’s always a good idea to build as many positive memories as possible with your child. Book reading is a traditional, fun way to remember one’s youthful days. Instilling a love for books. Did you know that children who read books early tend to love reading later in life? They also have a better vocabulary, excellent memory, and are reading at earlier ages. Children...

Augmented Reality Technology

Interactive Art’s Animal Kingdom brings art and education to life through the use of Augmented Reality technology, which is transforming the face of books, video games and education resources, as well as robotics and manufacturing, among others. So what is Augmented Reality? According to Webopedia, “Augmented Reality is a type of virtual reality that aims to duplicate the world’s environment in a computer. An augmented reality system generates a composite view for the user that is the combination of the real scene viewed by the user and a virtual scene generated by the computer that augments the scene with additional information.1” Therefore, where as virtual reality aims to completely replace one’s reality with a digital one, augmentation takes what is happening in the real-time and introduces an interactive virtual world. Therefore, in the situation of Interactive Art’s Animal Kingdom, a physical book is transformed into a digital environment through augmented reality technology and a device such as an iPhone or iPad. Augmented Reality allows Interactive Art to supplement their written information about animals and photos with videos and graphics to enhance learning and engagement. This technology aids in educating readers because they don’t have to just guess about the appearance and mannerisms of animals they read about – they can see them come to life before their eyes. Not to mention, Augmented Reality encourages readers to do more than just ‘go through the motions’ of reading a book – it transforms their experience into a digital safari, demanding attention and engagement and appealing to those with visual learning styles. According to Mashable, Augmented Reality began with scientist Morton Heilig...

An Amazing Digital Journey

Don’t Just Read, Explore! Interactive Art is excited to unveil the Animal Kingdom Interactive Animal Book, which brings art and education to life. This Interactive Animal Book defies the traditional boundaries of literature through modern technology and engaging visuals that takes readers on an interactive journey through a digital safari. Let’s touch on a couple of the fantastic features of the Animal Kingdom Interactive Animal Book: The most notable difference between average books and the Animal Kingdom Interactive Animal Book is the ability to go on a digital safari as you learn about each animal. The photo pages following each information page (denoted with a colorful fingerprint) come to life when combined with the downloadable application available in the iPhone App Store and Google Play. With the activation bar code provided on the book, readers can explore the augmented reality as the photos of the animals go from being one dimensional to active! This aspect of the book appeals to a majority of children and adults who are characterized as visual learners, absorbing more information when they see physical examples of the subject matter. Considering the combination of the physical book and the application as mentioned above, the Interactive Animal Book incorporates an important aspect of modern education – technology. Each year, more teachers around the country are incorporating new technology resources and technology-dependent lesson plans into classrooms as early as grade school. With the use of this interactive technology in Animal Kingdom, children and readers are not only learning about the subject matter in a more visual and engaging way, but they are also becoming more comfortable with...

Join Us at A Day for Children

We are proud to support A Day for Children! Join us Sunday, September 21st from 11:00am to 5:00pm and see our new Augmented Reality Interactive Animal Book called “Animal Kingdom!” ABOUT A DAY FOR CHILDREN NSU will again welcome children and their families as the A Day for Children health fair celebrates 12 years of service to the community, and NSU’s 50th Anniversary! Children 15 years of age and under (including infants and toddlers) and their families are invited to NSU’s main campus in Davie on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a fun filled, health conscious day. Providers, organizations, and companies from all across Broward County including Children’s Services Council, Hungry Howie’s, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Florida KidCare, Florida Blue, Proctor and Gamble, Broward 211, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, and Special Olympics Florida are just a few of the many, many organizations that will be on hand to answer questions related to your child’s health and well-being....

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