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GRU makes video game to help kids learn reading skills

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Georgia Regents University is putting good use to a $60,000 grant. They're making a video game for kids just starting school -- helping them learn to read. They say a similar DVD has already been successful.

Now they're trying to continue the success by making a video game. Reading is fundamental and not reading is detrimental, especially to kids who have just started school.

"It's not, 'Here is the ball.' It's language involvement that expands their knowledge base," said GRU Professor Paulette.

Thanks to a federal grant, Georgia Regents University was able to make 20,000 DVDs aimed at improving kids' reading skills.

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