iMulat is the condensed version of the parenting education session modules of the First Read project and Sponsorship program of Save the Children Philippines. It is divided into 10 sessions covering child development, health and nutrition, positive discipline, and risk reduction, to name a few. It is designed to be accessed by parents who cannot attend face-to-face parenting sessions and those who want to learn how to engage with children ages 0 – 4 to support their holistic development.
The application also has a calendar that caregivers can use to log and monitor activities they do with their children. Whether they play, read, talk, sing, or count with them, caregivers will be able to track if they are able to allot time for children for quality interactions. The line graph, which is also a feature of the application, will give them a quick overview of their progress.
This mobile application encourages caregivers to change their behaviour and be more engaged in promoting early years stimulation, when parents change their behaviour in this way it leads to improvements in children’s learning outcomes in the domains of cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and their physical/motor development. It aims to motivate caregivers to change their behaviour through the use of an interactive app that can be used on smart devices.