In Term 1 and 2 2017, we piloted an educational storybook and virtual reality experience called The Teleporter Adventures to every Year 1 and 2 student who participated in a Start Smart session, as a new way from children to engage with the program. Insights from the pilot will inform the evolution of Start Smart.
A beginner’s guide to Teleporting
If you have received a Teleporter Adventures kit through your child’s school, you will need a smartphone (iPhone 5 (iOS 8) and above or as Android 4.4.3 (Android) and above) to download the app called ‘The Teleporter Adventures’ to use with ‘The Teleporter’ virtual reality headset.
The Teleporter and storybook have been designed to work together to teach your child the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’. The content has been adapted from our Start Smart Year 1 in-school program, as a fun way for you and your child to learn together at home.
Teleportation is not for everyone. If your child feels unwell at any stage during Teleportation, please stop use immediately. The app in in virtual reality mode is not suitable for children with epilepsy, or under the age of 5. Please stay seated while using the app. Parental supervision during Teleportation is recommended. For full instructions and safety information on Teleporting, please download our Safety & Instructions PDF.