Augmented Reality

Alive Studios Adds Word Builder to Augmented Reality Early Literacy Program

Alive Studios has updated its Letters Alive Plus augmented reality program for early literacy skills with a word building module and more.

Featuring interactive 3D graphics, alignment with state standards and a cross-curricular approach that ties science facts in with letter names and sounds, sight words and sentence building, Letters Alive Plus is designed to teach the foundations of reading using an evidence-based approach.

The new word building module features a deck of word family cards, including digraphs, blends and rimes, that users can build more than 900 three- to seven-letter words with phonetically. Students can use a combination of letter, digraph, blend and rime cards to build a three dimensional word and receive immediate feedback for valid words as they are displayed on a screen and read aloud.

The company has also added virtual buttons designed to help students learn more about letters, word families and the program's 26 animal characters.

"By incorporating a differentiated learning experience that taps the key learning modalities, we're able to increase engagement across all learners including English language learners, at risk and special needs," said Cynthia B. Kaye, CEO and chief zoo keeper at Alive Studios, in a prepared statement

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