Improving the awareness of toddlers' initial emotional experiences in kindergarten with Virtual Reality
We used Virtual Reality (VR) technology to simulate a toddler's rst few days' experiences in a daycare and improve the caregiver's understanding of their state of mind. The virtual worlds were developed in accordance with some well-known toddler's thinking modes, and emotional states. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the caregiver's awareness to the emotional experiences that the toddler undergoes in the rst days in kindergarten improves through a VR simulation of a toddler's world. The participants in this study were 40 (female) caregivers who work with infants aged 6 months to 4 years old in private daycare. The ndings indicate that experiencing a virtual world that re ects the real world of children improves, to some point, the caregiver's awareness to the emotional experiences that the toddler undergoes in her/his first days in a kindergarten or daycare.
Passig, D., Eden, S., & Noyman, T. (2002).
Improving the awareness of toddlers' initial emotional experiences in kindergarten with Virtual Reality. Educational Media International, 39 (2), 185-193.
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