VIKA Books takeover on The Bookseller homepage today
Created by immersive book publishers and Pervasive Media Studio residents VIKA Books as part of the South West Creative Technology Network, Baby BSL: Where is the Bird? encourages parents of both deaf and hearing children to learn British Sign Language together, helping to make pre-speech between babies and adults a reality.
In 2019 Baby BSL: Where is the Bird? was awarded Prestige AR Book of the Year 2019 and VIKA were finalists in The Bookseller Futurebook Tech Startup of the Year Awards. They have also worked with NHS Trust University College Bristol introducing Baby BSL Activity Packs to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children’s wards, appeared on BBC News + BBC Two's See Hear, and today have teamed up with The Bookseller for a one-day homepage take over to announce their official launch on Mother's Day 2020 - check it out here
Where is the Bird? is a playful, interactive multi-media learning experience that is affordable, flexible and fun. Simple words are accompanied by beautiful illustrations that ‘wake up’ and literally pop-out of the pages when viewed through the accompanying free smartphone app, alongside a video of the BSL sign for that word demonstrated by children at Elmfield School for Deaf Children in Bristol.
“Pointing at and acknowledging objects together is empowering for a young child. Our goal is for families to have fun describing the world around them in sign. The more you practise together, the quicker you will learn.” Victoria Forrest, founder VIKA Books