Since the arrival of the digital age, play and storytelling have become increasingly taken over by screen interaction. Children growing up today spend more time engaging with digital media, often as a provided distraction, and less time playing with physical objects and peers. But what if a balance between the two can be found by introducing technology in tandem with simple off-screen play?
Little Forest is a children’s storytelling app which encourages creative interaction by providing the child with the tools to bring stories to life from the screen. This is done by constructing interpretations of scenes from the stories in the app with an accompanying set of interchangeable cardboard scenes and characters.