With schools closing in light of the worldwide COVID-19 developments, you may be looking for resources to support your child’s literacy learning at home in fun and motivating ways.

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Based on current research from the iRead project, Navigo is a game designed to support primary school children in developing their reading skills. Developed and built by fishinabottle in collaboration with the iRead project consortium partners, it is intended for children in years 1 – 3 and struggling readers across the primary curriculum.

The game is freely available to download from the Google Play Store in English and Greek. If your child has access to an Android tablet, and you are happy to independently try it out, please feel free to make use of this resource.

Here are a few tips for getting started:

  1. Create an account at https://www.iread-services.eu/onlinePilot/en/main

  2. From an android device (preferably a tablet), download the app from the Google Play Store here
  3. Open the app and log in using the username and password you created earlier
  4. Play the game!

Navigo provides a personalised and motivating learning experience which means that the content will adapt based on your child’s game play. It was also recently judged by the Department for Education’s ‘Hungry Little Minds’ campaign as effective in supporting children’s literacy and language skills in the home.

Find out more about the campaign here.

Technical requirements:
We recommend that the Navigo game is downloaded and played on an android tablet with an 8 inch screen or greater, with at least 1.5gb of RAM, and 32 or 64 bit architecture.
When creating an account, we recommend Google Chrome browser is used.

 

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