As virtual reality becomes more advanced and easier to use, there are many new ways in which it can be used. While most people probably think of video games or 3D movies when they picture a VR headset, they actually can be applied to a variety of different things. One of the areas that VR technology has been applied is in children’s books. VR has been helpful in creating exciting, immersive atmospheres that allow kids to enjoy their stories at a whole new level. Here are just some of the ways that VR technology is contributing to children’s books.
Providing a completely interactive atmosphere
Kids can take advantage of a much more exciting experience by interacting with the scenery and characters using VR headsets. Many new VR storybooks let kids take in a 360-degree view of the atmosphere while they are reading the descriptions and dialogue. It is like a popup book with even more to look at. VR stories allow kids to see fascinating illustrations from a multitude of new angles that they never could before.
They make learning to read more fun
Although plenty of kids still enjoy learning to read the old-fashioned way, VR stories make it more appealing to an even wider audience. With interactive environments, amazing graphics, and stories that cater to a child’s preferences, kids can really have a blast when learning to read. They can even interact with fun, interesting characters that will help them read their story as they make their way through the adventure. VR and AR additions to books can help paint a better picture of what a kid should be understanding from everything that they are reading. When a kid is having fun, he or she will want to continue to learn and unleash new, exciting secrets and characters.
Kids can learn important decision-making skills
Some VR storybooks act like choose-your-own-adventure books, only far more advanced than the ones from generations past! These fantastic stories allow children to make the decisions that will move the story along. This is a great way to help develop the skills required later in life that will greatly affect how your child handles different situations. This is a fun way to experience a book and can help build self-esteem and promote teamwork.
It can even enhance regular books
Not every VR experience has to mean being fully immersed in a 3D world outside of reality. There are augmented-reality add-ons to many books that allow a kid to read in a traditional way but still experience bonus graphics and characters when using headsets. This can add excitement to any story and help a kid to learn to read more efficiently. These can work with specially designed books or through the use of a tablet. Instead of just engaging one sense while reading, children can use multiple senses and learn on more levels than one. This may lead to increased reading and reasoning skills as time goes on.