Animal Hero Universe - Because you can also learn by playing

by · Dec 1, 2016 · 880 views ·

Animal Hero Universe is a transmedia project for children with Down Syndrome (DS) composed of a Kinect video game, a documentary with testimonials, a children’s book, an Ipad video game and a website. Animal Hero’s core is a video-game set in a distant future when the Earth’s population has migrated to another planet. Hero, the main character, is a 11 year-old boy who returns to recover his pet, Axel, who stayed behind. A tablet game for younger children is about Hero and Axel’s childhood, when they lived together on Earth. Through games and books in the Animal Hero Universe, exercises reinforce cognitive skills such as memory, sustained attention, divided attention, executive functions, and so on. Working in close collaboration with medical specialists, Animal Hero provides the cognitive stimulation that benefits children with DS most, by helping to improve their autonomy and to apply the skills learned to real life. The games are also interesting and immersive to children without disability, so that all kids have a good time together, understanding each other better as they play.

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