Using the Smartphone Smartly!

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By Sweety


We mothers are always concerned if the use of mobiles and tablets are good for our kids, but now there is good news on that front!

Qualcomm Incorporation and non-profit organisation Sesame Workshop in India (SWI) showcased benefits of smartphone and tablet-based digital games to improve literacy and numeracy among kids from low income communities. A workshop was organized on 19 August, 2015 to demonstrate the same.

The company and SWI created a set of 25 games mapped to the primary grade school curriculum Class 1, 2 and 3 to improve vocabulary, comprehension, concepts around Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), identification of shapes, shadows, habitats, numbers, alphabets and spatial understanding, in addition to promoting hand washing and sanitation. The project was rolled out in schools in Delhi, as well as the Vaishali and Patna districts of Bihar covering over 4,500 children in 57 schools and additionally among 40 children in an under resourced community in Delhi. The games were initially preloaded to smartphones/tablets and given to the schools and children from community. Later, they received 3G-enabled smartphones equipped with the games.

These games show that mobiles are not just a play thing; they can be effectively used as a learning tool. Although, there are many games available online, the good thing about these is they are in Hindi to cater to all the sections of the society. The games can be downloaded on Google Play Store via the following link:-

Mommies, go ahead and indulge your child in some learning games!





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