Whether it’s videos, dramas, stories, illustrated books, enhanced children’s environments, or simple puppet plays, edutainment qualifies as as an awesome teaching medium I like to use daily. But it’s that tricky gray area where edutainment crosses the border between enrichment and pure entertainment that some people may get antsy. How much is too much? When do games make us cross over the line and not educate? Are the characters believable? I have found that some people aren’t sure what’s too much and are tempted to throw it all out the window as a valid learning experience. Edutainment is far from infallible. I admit, I can’t compete with Disney or Pixar when it comes to entertainment but I think it’s important for kids to have fun at school in every way, it’s important for them to experiment and learn by experimenting, and I think Edutainment is a great platform for this. I will be writing more on this stuff soon.
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