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Teach Your Monster to Read and educational games for young children

  • Feb 20, 2013 · 6:15 PM

We'll be back at One KX for the next #LEGup and this time we'll be focussing on games for younger children, especially pre-school age. We'll have a short talk by digital producer Antonio Gould about "Teach Your Monster to Read", a literacy game created by the Usborne Foundation. He'll be talking us through the process of developing the game including how they worked with a university to build the educational framework, the prototyping and testing, and the marketing plan.

Following our successful apps workshop in November we'll also be running something similar for this event on the particular challenges of creating educational games for younger children. This will take the form of a short workshop after Antonio's talk that will give you a chance to discuss your burning issues and share your experiences. We have several mentors for this as well as Antonio who have kindly agreed to share their expertise and time including:

  • Ben Barton, CEO Zondle and marketing specialist http://www.zondle.com/
  • Olivia Dickinson, digital producer specialising in usability and interactive content for young children, has worked for Nickelodeon and CBeebies.
  • Chris O'Shea, designer and artist, Cowly Owl http://www.cowlyowl.com
  • Edd Stockwell, e-learning Market Specialist, entrepreneur and founder of Tutorfair http://www.tutorfair.com/.

If you already know what you might be looking for guidance on, please do leave a comment below, this will help us focus the workshop.

We'll head off to The Boot pub next door afterwards for drinks, more discussions, and various game demos if the last event there is anything to go by!

Note: we have moved to a slightly earlier start time of 1815, with the talk starting at 1830.

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  • Dan M.

    Is this event being recorded ?... sadly I don't think I can make this anymore and am really sad I'll be missing out on some super stuff

    February 18, 2013

    • Dannie P.

      will do!

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • Dan M.

      Hi Dannie, did you manage to record it ? Can you share a link if you did ?

      March 21, 2013

  • Shelley M.

    Another enjoyable event. I appreciated that the discussions were themed and the facilitators had been chosen beforehand for their expertise in a given area. It made the event more useful and relevant for me.

    February 25, 2013

  • Manu G.

    It was another great one.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Eiman M.

    It was lovely, I really enjoyed. Especially as a mother, i think this is something i will try with my son who is just the right age. Thank you.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Aidan

    Would have loved to have come, I create educational Android apps, but I can't make it this time.

    February 20, 2013

  • David S.

    I'm gutted but I don't think anyone at the meetup will thank me for giving them my virus. See you at the next one!

    February 20, 2013

  • Dan M.

    Sorry, can no longer make it

    February 20, 2013

  • Prathap

    can't make it this time :( hopefully the next one

    February 19, 2013

  • Sunder A.

    Unexpected schedule conflict.... alas!

    February 19, 2013

  • Richard T.

    sorry forgot it's my wife's birthday

    February 18, 2013

  • Eiman M.

    Hi, am new so will be coming with interest to network with you all. thanks! Eiman

    February 15, 2013

  • sheila h.

    I'm more interested in games for slightly older children but hope to come soon

    January 24, 2013

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