W5Go! Colours Apps

W5GO’s Colour episode has been updated!

Included in the update: 

  • MORE COLOURS!
  • Interactive Animations
  • More Words to Learn
  • Augmented Reality Simulation of What uses colour
  • Virtual Reality Simulation of Colours around the Farm
  • Colour Test

Children start to notice colours around the age of 18 months, soon after they start being able to identify textures, shapes, and sizes. Most children are able to name one colour by 36 months, and by the time a child begins kindergarten, they are expected to identify and properly name basic colours (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, black, white, brown, pink).

Colour Identification 

It is important to teach children that colour has no shape or size, it is simply what colour an object is. It can be difficult for some children to differentiate colours, shapes, and sizes as they are learning them all around the same time. In this application, there is a series of treasure hunts that will have the child identify many different objects by their colour.

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This episode aims towards teaching your child the basics of colours. The names, what makes colours, primary colours and how to identify colours. The easiest way for a child to learn and understand concepts is by interactive and repetitive learning, which could prove difficult for adults hearing the same songs, colours and numbers every day. We ensure all of our W5GO episodes are free from advertisement, no internet needed and have no in-app purchases. We make sure your child is having a safe learning experience. Therefore you can feel comfortable letting your child play through and explore our episodes on their own, over and over again until they fully understand the concepts.

How Do We See Colour? 

What makes colours? Your child will learn the basics of how light makes colour. When light is present colour is visible when the light is absent you do not see colour. When light hits an object, the object absorbs some of the light and reflects the rest and that is what you see. This is an interactive activity where the child will be able to adjust the lighting of the scene to visually see how light affects how we see colours.

Primary & Secondary Colours 

Learning the primary colours is a great base for a child to start to understand how colours work. In this episode, we explain what the primary colours are (Red, Yellow and Blue), how they cannot be made and how you can mix them together to create secondary colours.  This is portrayed through a fun animation followed by a paint by an activity where the child will have to colour in images with a selection of Primary or Secondary colours.

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Colour Blindness

Within this episode, there is an interactive Ishihara test (Colour Blindness test). By playing through this application with your child, you may be able to help identify any sort of colour identification issues.  It is estimated that 4.5% of the world’s population is colourblind. It is most commonly found among men (1 in 12 males) and is fairly rare in women (1 in 200 females)(Colour Blind Awareness)

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Colour blindness is often a genetic condition inherited from their mothers’ side, other conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can also contribute to a person having colour blindness. People with normal colour vision can see about one million distinct shades of colour, whereas colour blind people see only 5-10% of distinct shades.

It is often difficult to determine if a young child is colourblind or not since they are still learning the colours themselves. There are some signs to look out for such as;

  • Incorrectly identifying the colour of an object
  • Short attention span while practicing colours
  • Issues identifying Green or Red colour spectrums
  • Trouble differentiating coloured texts on a coloured page
  • Eye-Strain while working with colours

Although it is a concern that colour blindness will affect a child later in life, it is not something to worry about. A child is born with this condition and does not know any different than what they see. It may require some attention while in school, but will not be a factor in daily life.

If you suspect your child is colour blind consult a physician for a medical test.

 

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W5Go! Imagine Song

What? Why? When? Where? Who? Five very important words that begin with W!

 

W5Go’s theme song Go Imagine teaches children the importance of asking the W5 and pushing furthering and asking questions like What if? and Why not? to learn more about pushing the boundaries of our imagination, sparking creativity!

Who?

Who is W5Go for? W5Go apps, videos, and games were created for children 5-8 years old. Fun educational games that are meant to supplement your child’s traditional education.

What? 

W5Go is a collection of apps, games, and videos! You can find us on google play & app store as well as youtube. With over 60k in downloads and videos, we hope to keep producing free quality educational content available to everyone.

Most of our applications feature child-safe augmented & virtual reality scenes

Where?

You can find us on google play, app store, and youtube.

When? 

All W5Go apps do not require wi-fi, do not have in-app ads or purchases. You can play them anywhere, anytime!

Why? 

It’s fun, free and educational! W5Go is part of a social edification project from QiiQ.  A social good project that aims in bringing quality education to children around the globe. We wish to gradually introduce children to simple augmented and virtual reality, making it easily accessible for children from all walks of life, no fancy expensive headset needed.

What if? 

What if I have an idea for a new w5go episode or suggestion on how we can improve W5Go? Easy! We love hearing feedback, feel free to comment below or send us an email info@w5go.com

 

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The Water Lesson! Mobile App for Children

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In this interactive children’s app explore the 5W’s of water. Who needs water? What is water made of? Where can you find water? When do you use water? Why do you need water? Explore what compounds make water, the three states of water and the water cycle. Using augmented reality see who needs water and how they use it. Explains the importance of water to your health, and how your body needs water to survive.

Key Features:
-Fun animations
-Learn 20 different English words
-Augmented Reality
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

This app was designed to compliment a child’s traditional education as well as incorporate the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) goals of Life Below Water and Clean Water and Sanitation We hope that by introducing children to the importance of water, how we use water and why we need water will allow children to grow up with an appreciation and understanding of why we need to conserve water.

For more fun education apps check out W5Go.com and follow us on social media to get up-to-date app & video releases!

Have suggestions on how we can improve our apps or ideas for future episodes?

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W5Go’s Imagination

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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

Imagination is the base for everything.  Look around you everything you see came from an idea, a spark of imagination. W5Go’s imagination episode wants to fire up a child’s imagination. We believe you can always push further and dig deeper by asking questions like What if? and Why not? 

This episode features stunning visuals in virtual and augmented reality! Don’t worry you do not need any fancy headset to experience these, all you need is a phone with a back facing camera. We want children to experience the newest technology, in the safest and affordable ways. In all of our applications virtual reality is experienced by holding your phone up, not through a headset thus you can always see what is around you making it much safer.

KEY FEATURES

  • Interactive VR & AR Scenes
  • Learn pronunciation with Voice-Overs
  • Interactive mini-games
  • 20+ English words to learn
  • Ad-free, no in-app purchases and no wi-fi needed
  • Real life-based visuals


Imagination Chapters

Let’s GO Imagine!

Fire up your imagination with this fun inspiriting song that teaches the 5 W’s. and the importance of asking questions, pushing boundaries with What if? and Why not?


Doors to Imagination! 

Open the door to endless possibilities! In this augmented reality scene looks around you, discover doors, tap to open and see where your imagination takes you! 


What do you want to be when you grow up?

This chapter has a selection of four careers a child may want to go into, athlete, scientist, sea explorer and astronaut. Click on a career and explore them in virtual reality.

Sea Explorer: This scene is in virtual reality. Move your phone to look around the sea floor and click on sea creatures to see what they do!

Astronaut: Astronauts have a tough job, help them land their spaceship. Tap on a rocket to safely land on the planet.

Scientist: Come into the lab and mix the liquids on the table to create different colours!

Athlete: Join the team at the W5Go stadium, practice basketball and test your skills.

The Showroom

IMG_0236Imagination paves the way for our future! Imagination is the driving forces behind innovation. It is the reason we’ve gone to the moon, made phones pocket-sized, have cars that can go 301 miles per hour and so much more!
In the interactive virtual showroom look around and see how many common day to day items have changed throughout the years.

What if? Why not?

IMG_0246This chapter focuses on what happened when someone questioned What if? And why not?  We want to encourage children to question what they see and challenge imagination by asking these questions to dig deeper!

Questions like, what if we could go to the moon? Answer: We went to the moon in 1969!

Each question has playful animations to accompany them. Your child will watch through the question animation and will have to interact (click a button, find something) to discover the answers!

This chapter will cycle through questions, every time you play there will be a different set of facts to learn.

For more fun education apps check out W5Go.com and follow us on social media to get up-to-date app & video releases!

Have suggestions on how we can improve our apps or ideas for future episodes?

Contact us at w5go.official@gmail.com 

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7 Ways to Make Reading Fun!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss


Jumping into a good book is like taking your mind on an amazing expedition. Through
reading and writing, anything is possible. Creating worlds with talking animals, alternate universes, aliens and more!

Unfortunately, not everyone has a natural taste for reading. Depending on a child’s learning style, reading and writing may feel more like a chore. As a parent, it is your job to convince them reading is fun! This may be difficult, but there are many ways to encourage a child to love reading.

How can we ignite a child’s passion for reading?


Read the Right Book


Choose or let your child pick a book that they can relate too. If they play sports, love camping or dancing, for example, find a book that encompasses those topics.
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Books are more enjoyable to read when you’re interested in the topic and want to know more.

Choose a book that is on your child’s reading level. Sometimes reading can be overwhelming when you don’t understand the words or is too long for them. A simple way to tell if a book is on your child’s reading level is by using the five finger rule. Read the first page, and have your child hold up a finger for every word they don’t know. If they don’t understand five or more words, they may not be ready to read that book yet. That is okay! Everyone learns at his or her own pace and overbook they read improves their reading level!

Read a variety of material – stories, poems, information books, newspaper articles and comics for your child. Show them all the forms literature comes in. Maybe they would prefer to read short stories and poems instead of chapter books?

 

Create a Reading Space

Finding a quiet place to sit down and read a book is a great start a habit of settling down and focusing on reading. Create a calm and inviting environment where your child feels completely comfortable spending time with their favourite characters, and getting lost in a beautiful story. This should be a place where their imagination can run wild.

Lead by example! Make time for yourself to read a book as well. Go to your reading place and read your books silently together. This is also a great way for family bonding time.

My little bookcase has a wonderful list of reading space ideas here.

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Bring the Book to Life 

Try and plan ahead if the book is spooky and Halloween related, dress up in costume and read it by flashlight. If it about going to the beach, read it at the beach! By doing this, you’re bringing another element to the story. Visual and kinesthetic learners really connect when they feel physically involved.

Three vintage witches perform magic ritualWhen reading a story with dialogue change voices or share the reading by assigning a character to each reader.

Ask questions about what they are reading! How do they feel about the characters? What do you think will happen next? Can they relate to the characters? As your child becomes more familiar with books and reading, ask questions about the structure. Who is the protagonist? When you ask questions and discuss what they are reading it makes them think and question what they just read helping their reading comprehension.

Many books now have apps and videos you can watch and play along with. For an introduction to book and reading, W5Go’s app on books and reading explains the many kinds of books and reading material available and when we use each one.


Library Dates

Set a day once or twice a month where you go to the library to discover a new book. Make a date of it, grab a hot cocoa and settle in for some family bonding time! Also, many libraries offer programs for kids or reading clubs your child can join!270249

Bringing a child to a library promotes being social and creates a sense of community. They can see a world of different books, and meet new people that also enjoy reading. The library community helps a child feel more comfortable with talking about what they are reading, their thoughts and feelings about a book. Joining book clubs is a great way for children to discuss and learn about how everyone views things differently. We learn more by discussing and talking about what we’ve seen or read.

 

Make it A Challenge 

Some children are really motivated by challenges and find it really fun to complete a task. So make a game out of it! How many books can they read over the summer?

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Make a chart counting the books they’ve read. According to SMART goals, people are more likely to achieve a goal, such as finishing a book, if they can physically see and track their progress. You can start off small such as a chapter every two weeks. By making it a challenge, a child can practice planning and setting goals to achieve them. It instills a habit of making time to read and set aside time to accomplish a goal.

Often libraries will release summer book series challenges, and there are plenty online to choose from. My KidsTime has a great list of summer books and challenges for kids here.

Be Creative!

While reading the book take time to draw, paint, act or model scenes they’ve read. This helps children comprehend what they have read, and be able to retell the story to others. Use voices while reading aloud to make the book more interesting. Have your child create a voice and read along pretending to be the character.
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Try and find books that have movie adaptions or plays made about them. Read the book and reward it with a trip to the theatre and watch the show together. Make a family date of it, grab a treat after and discuss how the show compared to the book. 

Come together with fellow parents and create a book club with your children. When they finish a book together throw a themed party for the kids to talk about the story. If they have a birthday coming up have it themed around their favourite book. Have fun with it! Make costumes or crafts, bake food mentioned in the stories.

Break the Rules!

Some rules are meant to be broken. Allow them to stay up a bit later to finish that chapter in a book. Read to them even if they can read on their own. Hearing others read helps with pronunciation. Let them move around while you read. For kinesthetic learners, this may help them listen and understand what the story is about. 

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Reading yields so many benefits for a growing mind, encouraging a child to read is like giving them the keys to the city. So go ahead give them the key and open the doors to possibilities! 

Books and Reading

W5Go’s Books and Reading app is an easy, fun way to introduce your child to the wonders of reading! Enjoy an exciting adventure in augmented & virtual reality, exploring the W5Go secret library, learning the who, what, where, when and why’s of books!

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W5Go Joins Augmented World Expo

W5Go is all about embracing XR (Short for AR, VR & MR) and integrating it into early childhood education. Our bags are packed! See you soon AWE2018!

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What is W5Go?

W5GO is a social edification project bought to you by Ecocarrier.

W5Go focuses on creating virtual environments for children to learn, explore and use their imagination in the safety of their own home.  With so many advancements in technology is it important for children to have an even balance of traditional learning and new mobile learning.

Most of our applications are VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) enabled. Since this technology is becoming such a large part of everyday life, experiencing this technology from a young age is very beneficial, and our applications are meant to complement a child’s traditional education.

Our goal is to create a collection of immersive educational applications available for everyone. All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

For more information visit our website w5go.com Blog post “What is W5Go” or social edification by Ecocarrier.

 

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AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo with annual dates in the USA, Asia and Europe.

These events bring together a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and top press in a fantastic opportunity to learn, inspire, partner, and experience first hand the most exciting industry of our times.

AWE is back for its 9th year in the USA in Santa Clara on May 30-June 1, 2018, and this year’s event will illustrate why every organization, startup, and investor must get into XR (short for AR, VR, MR) or be left behind.

The AWE USA 2018 stage will showcase speakers, startups and organizations who are already using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and change the world. It’s time to GO XR or GO HOME.

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