There're so many educational games targeted for small children (3-6 years old) in the market and the trend is shifting from PC or console game to tablet or mobile phone game. Most of these games focus on the cognitive skill rather than social skills.
Children in Kindergarten are in transitory stage between socially immature solitary type of play to more a socially mature and more cooperative type of play. Rather than creating another game that makes children engrossed in tablet or glued to the sofa, I had an idea to encourage these children to move around and cooperate with their peers.
"I believe kindergarten children should be able to learn and play through video game, but not that kind of solitary type of game."
Most younger children are kinesthetic learners. They learn while exploring the physical environment. They learn when they move, when they touch, when they interacts. While they have a big curiousity towards new thing, they also get bored of it quickly. This is the challenge of creating game for younger children
For my research I provide a leap motion for children because it's relatively new for them. I let them play a story-telling game, music game, alphabeth game with it and I just observed their behaviour.
- Observing the children playing with leap motion.
- Leap Motion was chosen for reason: (1) It's relatively new for kids