Sesame Workshop announced a new phase of the autism initiative Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, which welcomes Julia, a Muppet with autism. Julia was introduced last year in digital form and will come to life as a Muppet, in addition to a release of resources designed to increase awareness and understanding of autism.
The See Amazing library will add digital videos, books, and e-books, which will be available in English and Spanish. The “Meet Julia” special episode airs on next month on HBO and PBS KIDS in the U.S. and around the world on Cartoonito UK, Australia’s ABC network, and Mexico’s Televisa, with worldwide rollout planned within the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Miffy,The Miffy’s World app, based on Dick Bruma’s classic white bunny, launched a new app for iOS today. The app is be available to buy from the App Store and will soon be available to download from Google Play. The app was created by StoryToys, an independent developer and publisher of children’s apps. Read the rest of this entry »
The global, ad-free, preschool entertainment platform Hopster is now available to Roku users in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Ireland, as well as in France with a localized French language app.
The Hopster channel for Roku devices is designed to be easy-to-use for kids, and provides preschool entertainment without ads or inappropriate content. Hopster features series such as, Peppa Pig, Super Why!, Teletubbies, Reading Rainbow, and Monster Math Squad. Content will vary by country, but all content available on Hopster is carefully selected to support the Hopster Discovery Learning Map, which is a curriculum for preschool learning. Read the rest of this entry »
Bonnier Publishing USA announced that in September its licensed property Sizzle Press will release original storybooks featuring characters from the Sago Mini apps for toddlers and preschoolers.
The board book Jinja’s Surprise! will be available in September and readers will be able to hide snacks, decorations, games, and more throughout the book. Read the rest of this entry »
American Greetings Entertainment (AGE) partnered with Night & Day Studios to create a preschool alphabet storybook app Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill. This app is Lemon Lumberjack’s first market release.
Inside the letter mill, players can collect 26 character storybook pages to hear stories about Letter Mill friends, and explore 54 levels with a broad range of play modes. Players match letters and objects as they move down the conveyor belt to complete levels and earn daily rewards.
Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill is designed to guide kids through multiple stages of language acquisition. Pre-readers learn letter recognition along with the sounds letters make, and in higher levels, older kids build fundamental spelling and reading skills.