Implementation of Augmented Reality in the Teaching of Young Children
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Learning to write can be exhausting for young children. In traditional teaching, children with different learning abilities are taught with the same rubric. This, in turn, impacts children that need extra attention to catch up with their peers, which leads them to suffer right from the early learning stages. Traditional teaching methods also are so rigid which makes them unable to automatically identify those children with less ability and in need of extra help. Hence, with the rapid development of ICT, innovative learning methods are sought to be important to allow children to be taught with different rubrics. The aim of this research is to improve the learning process for pre-school children via introducing Augmented Reality (AR) into the process, which, in turn, simplifies it as well as identifying children’s abilities. The research introduces gamification to the process in order to ease the burden on children. Furthermore, we are trying to involve both the school as well the home to be part of the educational cycle so that parents are a part of the learning/educational process of their young children. Augmented reality combined with pleasing sound make the learning more interactive and enjoyable. The outcome of this research also helps parents to keep track of their children’s learning. The paper also describes the deployment of the application in local schools as a pilot study so teachers can get feedback on students’ learning curves and to fine tune the work further.