Children are drawn towards the emergence of new media and technology. They are eager and savvy to explore new modes of tools and toys. New media has enabled them to communicate and get connected with both peer (siblings, cousins, friends) and mentor (parents, grandparents, teachers). There is a drastic change of physical (body, arms, hand) to virtual play (screen based, device based) in the preoperational age group (2-7yr), where children explore creativity by playing, expressing, learning, exploring, sharing using virtual media.
The project PUBBY (puppet buddy) is a social media platform for children to connect with peer and mentor’s through role playing physical and virtual puppets.
Video Introducing Pubby