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Playing Forward launches augmented-reality, virtual-reality platform for Kids

Education developer Playing Forward, with content from Stan Lee´s Kids Universe, has launched a new interactive platform, “The VROOM,” a kid-centric app universe powered by Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, the company said.

The VROOM works on Apple, Android, and Windows 10 and is built to run on smartphones as easily as on tablets.

The VROOM´s initial round of immersive activities and experiences will be offered at no charge and include 3D animated stories and interactive adventures from premiere Playing Forward partners, including Dex T-Rex, a virtual pop-up book from Stan Lee´s Kids Universe.

Augmented reality and virtual reality will multiply the fun-factor for kids while making best use of kids´ daily allowance of screen time through games and stories that promote empathy, problem-solving abilities, personal resilience, and the management of emotions–what educators call “social-emotional learning” (SEL).

Stan Lee´s Kids Universe properties can be found as picture books, interactive and digital books, graphic novels, augmented and virtual reality projects, mobile games, and mobile apps. An expansion of Stan Lee´s Kids Universe into the world of film and television is already underway.

The VROOM´s app can be downloaded for free at Apple´s App Store and Google Play by searching PF VROOM.