April 29, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Montreal, Canada - iLearnWith Poko: Seasons and Weather ! HD has been selected by Apple in New and Noteworthy for the United States and 10 other countries. Since its launch last week, the app has enjoyed great success and garnered rave reviews from both professionals and users with a 4.5 star average rating. The app is already the top paid educational game in Australia.
I Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! HD is an iPad educational game that lets children 3 to 7 years old learn many key concepts about the weather in various seasons, how to dress and what activities to do depending on the weather while having tons of fun! Produced by the developers behind the award winning PBS Kids Play! and CBC Wonderworld online learning programs, this app is the second in the groundbreaking iLearnWith educational program, which is designed to help kids get ready for school, one app at a time.
"Seasons and Weather is one of the most important Science subjects taught to children in Pre-k and Kindergarten, yet there are no games for young children covering the subject in the app store. We are happy to fulfill this need and are committed to developing a comprehensive educational program in which each app will address a specific subject in the curriculum. We have another nine apps currently in development covering various skills in math, literacy, science and foreign languages." says Pierre Le Lann, cofounder of Tribal Nova.
This app is based on National Standards and has been developed with child developmental psychologists and educators. The game has three levels, increasing in complexity, details and subject covered. Moreover, each level contains a mechanism that adjusts the difficulty based on the child's success rate. These elements combined enable the game to meet children's developmental needs regardless if they are 3 or 7 years old.
The game contains many ways for children to learn about seasons and weather: finding certain weather conditions such as clouds or snow to help Beebee find pictures for her photo album; or spotting clothes that do not fit the weather to help Poko take a perfect picture; or guessing what activities Poko did certain days of the week based on the weather and the month of the year.
Educational content, rich graphics and audio, fun game mechanics and a high production budget really set this app apart to deliver both learning and fun to families.
"We have developed over 100 online educational games for young children over the past 5 years. We are very excited to apply our expertise to touch screens, and are confident we can develop some of the best kids apps in the app store with truly educational content and great gameplay. " says Guillaume Aniorte, Tribal Nova's other co-founder.
About the iLearnWith educational program
iLearnWith is a cross curricular game-based learning program that helps prepare children for school, while having fun, one app at a time. It is produced by the developers behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! and CBC Wonderworld online learning programs.
With self adjusting levels of difficulty, the games are designed to adapt to the child's developmental needs across a full breadth of subjects, such as, math, science, literacy, language development, social studies, creativity and much more. Games are developed based on National Standards with the help of educators and child psychologists. Each difficulty level corresponds to what a child is supposed to learn at a certain age: 3/4, 4/5 and 5/6 years old. All games feature friendly characters from popular TV shows broadcast around the globe.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 79.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
I Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! HD 1.0.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Tribal Nova is a leading developer and publisher of educational games for young children across several platforms, featuring kid's favorite TV characters such as Caillou, Bob the Builder, Animal Mechanicals, The Doodlebops, etc. The company operates the following online learning services for young children in partnership with major media partners in North America and Europe: PBS KIDS PLAY!, Kid's CBC Wonderworld and Bayard Kids. Tribal Nova's main investor is DHX Media, an international children entertainment company listed on the TSX ( ticker: DHX.TO).
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