July 14, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Tokyo, Japan - Super Simple Learning today happily announces the release of Twinkle Twinkle, a beautiful new interactive picture book, music video, and counting activity all packaged into one great app. Available now as an iOS universal app on the iTunes store for $2.99, Twinkle Twinkle builds on the overwhelming response to Super Simple Learning's hugely popular Twinkle Twinkle Little Star YouTube video. With over 26 million views in just 10 months, the video has become an instant classic with parents, teachers, and children around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
Twinkle Twinkle, the app, allows children to interact with the characters from the video they love so much. The interactive storybook tells the reassuring story of a friendship between a restless owl and a little star that watches over the forest. It's the perfect bedtime story, full of fun touch animations. Touch the screen to watch the owl's wing's flap and hear the owl hoot. See the star spin around. Help the owl and the star fly across the sky with a flick of your finger!
* "Read to me" option with clear, calm, easy-to-understand narration
* "Read myself" option so you can go at your own pace
* "Auto-play" option for automatic page turning and narration
* Fun touch animations on almost every page
* Wonderfully rich animation and illustration
The app also includes an enhanced version (higher definition and a some added animation touches) of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star music video, so parents can take it with them on the go. Here's just one of the thousands of positive comments on the video: " Everything about it is simply sublime; the music, the singing and the animation. What a beautiful thing you have created."
Music video features:
* Enhanced version of the YouTube classic "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
* Choose the original child vocals, or the calming adult vocals of the story narrator.
There is also a very simple counting stars activity to help young learners practice counting to 20.
Counting activity features:
* Touch the stars to see them light up and spin around
* Count to 20 for a special surprise
The story and music are all provided by Super Simple Learning, creators of the award-winning Super Simple Songs CDs, and world class animation is provided by Texas-based Fuzz Animation. California-based See Here Studios brings it all together into one great mobile app. It's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star made simple for young learners. Perfect for ages 2 and up.
* iPhone 3GS or above, iPod touch 3G or above and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* Universal Application
* 150 MB
Pricing and Availability
Twinkle Twinkle 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
When a few teachers from the U.S. and Canada had trouble finding songs that were both simple and fun enough for their young English learners in Tokyo, Japan, they started making their own. They soon discovered that the same features that made their songs appealing to young English as a Second/Foreign Language learners (simple and useful lyrics, appropriate pacing, easy to learn with gestures, clear vocals), made the songs appealing to emerging English speakers of all stripes, including native-English speaking toddlers and preschoolers, children on the autism spectrum, and hearing impaired children with cochlear implants. Several award winning CDs later and with over 210 million view of their videos on the SuperSimpleSongs YouTube channel, Super Simple Learning remains focused on creating educational content for young learners that makes learning simple and fun. Visit the company's website for more details. Copyright (C) 2011 Super Simple Learning and See Here Studios 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. YouTube is the registered trademark of Google Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.