Pokémon Go is the most recent game that is grabbing people’s attention all over the world. From little ones to the oldest men in the park, everyone is holding their smartphones while looking for species of Pokémon.
What is Pokémon and why should you bring it to your classroom?
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that allows you to find and catch more than hundred species of Pokemon while exploring the surroundings. These species are on your smartphone’s map and can be collected, trained, evolved and used in battles.
Research highlights that is fundamental for children’s holistic development that their learning experiences are based on their interests.
Since they are likely to be chasing Pokémon with their siblings or even parents at home, why not use this game as a starting point for learning in many different subjects?
It can actually be a fantastic opportunity for children to practice social and emotional skills, exploring senses and learn from others. Furthermore, for practitioners, this game can also be a way of reinforcing close relationships with children’s families.