Ligumi Play Teaches Children Languages with Augmented Reality Toys

By: Joey Haar - Sep 29, 2016
References: lingumi & techcrunch
Compared to adults, children's developmental stage makes it easier to learn things like languages, but the Ligumi Play system makes learning new languages not only easy, but fun as well. Developed by an Oxford graduate English teacher, the game combines a digital interface with physical toys to help kids become polyglots.

The Ligumi Play game matches a series of connected foam cubes with cute cartoon characters on a tablet screen. By interacting with the cubes, kids can play with the characters on screen and learn one of Ligumi Play's six offered languages. Because of this augmented reality system, kids never even need to touch a screen while using Ligumi Play.

Though the game offers six languages, its focus is primarily on teaching kids in non-English speaking companies to be able to converse in English.