Parents looking for ways to turn their kids’ screen time into something more productive and beneficial have something new they can check out.
Learning Islands is a subscription service app for children that incorporates video stories and game play. Created by Learning Possibilities Limited, a global education-technology provider based in the United Kingdom, Learning Islands is designed to help Filipino children develop critical English literacy and skills.
The app features 100 of Disney’s most-loved stories, including popular titles inspired by Frozen, The Lion King, Toy Story, Moana, and more. Learning Islands featuring Disney Pixar characters is powered by Microsoft Azure.
“We understand the importance of English reading and speaking skills and how it opens education and employment opportunities. With this app, we hope to inspire young children to develop those skills,” said Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka, Founder and Chief Executive of Learning Possibilities Limited.
The learning journey consists of five islands where children will discover Disney-themed stories, play games, discover artifacts, and collect treasure. Each story is supported by audio and follow-along words, making it suitable for children ages 3-10-years.
The reading and comprehension-focused games (Snap Matching, Drag & Drop Matching, and Multi-Matching) give children a chance to practice what they have read in the stories and award them with certificates once completed.
As the player journeys through the islands, the game activity levels increase, thereby broadening their vocabulary and resulting in 2,000+ words practiced on the completion of the games.
The app also has a Grown Up Portal, which allows adults to view and track their children’s learning progression. To make the application accessible, Learning Possibilities designed it to work on simple phones and basic connectivity and in an offline mode.
Below are the subscription plans available: