Must Have Kids Tech Gadget for Christmas? It's a Book. - Page 2
The Wonderbook system turns your Move wand into a virtual wooden wand, keeping in line with the story's wizarding plot. Bugs, birds, snakes, smoke and more appear over and from the book as your child learns more about Harry Potter's world of magic.
Fergal Gara, managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment U.K. and Ireland, says that the BBC has partnered to produce Walking With Dinosaurs, and even Disney has signed on for as-yet-unnamed works. Consider, however, the power of this system in an educational community, as 3-dimensional tectonic plates clash in front of students as they learn about geology, or planets orbit around the Sun right in front of their eyes. Touch a planet with the Move wand, and you could zoom in to the surface, where a virtual teaching assistant awaits to discuss the planet's atmosphere and composition.
Gara says they have sold hundreds of thousands of the system in the UK, and expect to move rapidly to sell millions globally. Expect this idea to take off, as your kids beg you to give them the next big thing in educational gaming...