June 10, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Pleasantville, New York - Artgig Studio, a boutique interactive agency in Westchester, NY, in combination with Moms With Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers, is offering their new educational language arts app, Shake-a-Phrase, for free today, Friday 6/10, as part of a special App Friday promotion. This is an exceptional offer to kick start the summer, as Shake-a-Phrase normally sells for $1.99 in the App Store.
Notable app blogger, The iPhone Mom, says "Shake-a-Phrase is as silly and one of a kind as it's sentences and a clever way to keep children learning." The app combines physical device shaking with hilarious randomly generated sentences in a game for kids ages eight and up. But fun is only part of the appeal. The app actively engages kids in reading and building vocabulary during the course of play, while the Quiz Me game strengthens their understanding of parts of speech. A Story Starter mode gets the creative juices flowing, setting up silly scenarios and encouraging kids to imagine what happens next.
The vocabulary list of more than 1,700 words was compiled by teachers and parents, and includes a broad range of age-appropriate, interesting and entertaining words. In addition to the "Starter" content, Shake-a-Phrase offers three distinct content themes to customize learning: Animals, Monster and Fairytale.
Artgig President, Matthew Kicinski, says, "This is a great app for laughing and learning on the go and it's not just the kids who like it - we've got parents and educators telling us how much they enjoy using Shake-a-Phrase. With a long summer ahead, it's a fun way for kids to exercise and build language skills without it feeling like too much work."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 6.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Shake-a-Phrase 1.0 is Free (Reg $1.99 USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Artgig Studio, LLC, is a full-service interactive company based in Pleasantville, NY. Founded in 2002, by Matthew Kicinski, Artgig is a complete development team, with over 15 years experience in creating custom websites, mobile apps, games, and tools for a variety of clients and industries. Notable Artgig clients include: John F Kennedy Library, Turtle Pond Publications, and musician/author Chris Tarry. Copyright (C) 2011 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.