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Mobile Games for Children

This article presents a study on the use of educational games on mobile platforms, with touch screen, for children with ages between 2 and 3 years-old. The evaluation of the use of the games is based on the PLU model that proposes a three vector approach: Play, Learner and User Requirements. Hence, a set of paradigmatic games was selected that fulfil those three vectors defining the model. Experiments were carried out including the observation of the interaction of children during the use of selected games. The results show that the use of mobile technologies is extremely well accepted by children, and it was possible to reach a set of meaningful and relevant conclusions concerning the relationship between play / learning / user.

Author(s):

Sílvia Martins    
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Portugal

Catarina Silva    
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Portugal

Luis Marcelino    
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Portugal

 

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