This study provides  concrete evidence that tangible interaction can be an effective way to promote intrinsically motivated educational activities for children.

Related Publication:

M.S. Horn, E.T. Solovey, R.J. Crouser, and R.J.K. Jacob, “Comparing the Use of Tangible and Graphical Programming Languages for Informal Science Education,” Proc. ACM CHI 2009 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference, ACM Press (2009). [Acceptance Rate: 24.5%] [link]