The company STARRYWORKS inc. in Osaka has developed PLAYFUL BOOKS, a combination of traditional picture books and modern technology. PLAYFUL BOOKS is a picture book that you can insert a smartphone into. The smartphone detects which page you are reading and incorporates various fun effects into the story.
As you turn the page, music plays to accompany the scene or the colour of the lights changes, or for example when you knock on a door in the story, there is a sound response. It can be an amazing experience for the young readers and a way to keep them more interested on books than smartphones.
See how it works on the video below:
At the moment, Starryworks offers two picture books for purchase: “Have You Seen My Crayons?” and “Knock Knock Knock”. You can find it on Amazon US for 24 dollars.
The smartphone app is free for download.
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