Augmented reality (AR) is revolutionising children’s books not only in entertainment but also within education titles. The concept behind it is simple - take a physical book, download the books app and using a tablet, smartphone or computer with webcam and bring the pages to life!
With children spending an average of only 40 minutes per day reading and a whopping six hours a day in front of a screen it is important that we keep the idea of traditional reading alive. This is why the idea of AR integration with books has been created - to give the classic book a 21st century twist!
What are the best AR books for my children?
Carlton Books has won several awards for its AR books and has created a range of entertaining books about nature and science just look out for the iExplore series. The titles immerse children in many exciting adventures, from the ocean depths to deep space, introducing them to life-size lions, dinosaurs and more incredible animals. Every iExplore title promises to take young explorers on scientific adventure they will never forget. The publisher has also teamed together with brands such as Universal, Dreamworks and Hasbro to create fantastic titles like “Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life”, “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” and “My Little Pony: Where Equestria Comes to Life”.
What can I expect from an AR book?
iExplore: Bugs by Hannah Wilson is available now and you can check out all the amazing reviews from the Toppsta reviewers here. It is jam-packed full of astonishing facts about the extraordinary insect world and you can turn a bug over, inspect its belly, see it from every angle.