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Is there an app for Occulus Quest that can help kids improve their reading skills?

kathy.day.9693kathy.day.9693 Posts: 2
NerveGear
My niece is 10 years old and struggles with her reading. I've helped her read books but she quickly becomes bored. I've read that a VR environment can improve kids' reading skills because it's fun and immersive but I can't seem to locate any Occulus Quest games for this purpose. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,802 Valuable Player
    edited September 8
    My recommendation is stick with the books. Generally more screen time does not improve reading or writing.
    Plus, there's this...................



    If it was me, I'd be letting my brother/sister decide on using VR (or not) for 10 yr olds. It forces the eyes to constantly focus at around 1 to 1.5 metres and removes eyeball divergence.
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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 3,025 Valuable Player
    edited September 8
    You should be the "app".  Let VR be the reward and give her a reading assignment to complete. And don't be weak, if she doesn't do it right, no reward.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,436 Valuable Player
    Actual BOOKS are the BEST method for learning how to read.  Technology will never be able to replace good old fashioned BOOKS.
  • kathy.day.9693kathy.day.9693 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Listen, I understand what you're saying - I'm the daughter of a librarian and an author.  I love books. My house is filled with books. But there has been some research that suggests VR can help kids with reading issues. (Apparently, I cannot provide links yet because this board says I have to be around for a little while longer before I can post links.) 

    Thank you for your thoughts and I'll be moving on...


     


  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,797 Valuable Player
    edited September 9
    Reading books with my own eyes bores the hell out of me and nothing will change that. That's why I chose to get audible from amazon and have people read books for me. It's good education even if it's someone else reading the book for you.
  • Double_ShotDouble_Shot Posts: 59
    Hiro Protagonist
    Listen, I understand what you're saying - I'm the daughter of a librarian and an author.  I love books. My house is filled with books. But there has been some research that suggests VR can help kids with reading issues. (Apparently, I cannot provide links yet because this board says I have to be around for a little while longer before I can post links.) 

    Thank you for your thoughts and I'll be moving on...


     


    That's one of the problems with forums for any hobby - a lot of people like to type stuff just to look smart and never bother to try to answer the questions at hand.  Good luck with your search for an answer.  I wish I could help.
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