Source: The HAND Foundation
Every diaspora community strives to maintain cultural ties to their homeland while assimilating into their adopted country. How do you instill your culture and heritage in children born and raised outside the mother country? In some cases, second or third generation children of immigrants may never have the opportunity to visit the country of their parents, grandparents or ancestors. A language teacher has attempted to address this challenge by developing new and innovative tools that allow young Iranian Americans to learn Persian, aka Farsi, in an interactive and fun way.
When Leyla Pope, the creator of Fun Farsi Games, wanted to download an interactive iPhone application for her three year-old daughter to teach her Farsi she was disappointed to find games for French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish but none for Farsi. Pope saw an opportunity to design and develop an app dedicated to helping children all over the world learn Farsi. After a few years of hard work, Pope unveiled Pasha the Cat, a lovable companion for helping children learn Farsi. The character appears in her game for the iPhone and iPad: Farsi Matching Pairs Game.
The game is designed for children three and six years old. The game targets pre-schoolers because they are in a key period for language acquisition. Exposing young children to Farsi using a fun and interactive application will creates a positive association with the language for children. The game lends itself to a sense discovery as children interact with the application. Pope and her team have plans for using Pasha in three other games, which will be produced and released if there is enough demand from the Iranian community. Please consider supporting Fun Farsi Games by downloading the game today!
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