July 15, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Jr Imagination(R) announced today the worldwide availability of its creative thinking app for iPhone and iPod touch, "Creative Genius On-the-Go!" This fun and convenient tool provides open-ended creativity for young minds with 150 quick challenges, diversions, and scenarios that can be played anytime, anywhere. The app contains short, written prompts offering activities that children can play independently, or with family or friends.
The app features three collections:
* 50 What Ifs? - Prompts the player to describe how the impossible may be possible
* 50 Imagine That! - Mind stretching challenges that boost brainpower and zap boredom
* 50 Wack-tivities - Silly and fun diversions to get the creative juices flowing
"All children love imaginative play," said Marjorie Sarnat, co-founder and chief creative force behind Jr Imagination. "I designed each of these activities knowing that under the guise of playing and having fun, kids could stretch their minds and boost their creative power." She added, "The great achievements we see all around us, and the innovations we use every day show us that creativity goes beyond artistic expression. With Creative Genius On-the-Go! parents have a tool that helps kids become problem solvers. It encourages them to think fluently and flexibly as they generate and develop original ideas."
Reviews are Uniformly Positive:
"I love all the wonderful springboards for fun packed into this beautiful app, and if you are going to be traveling with grade-school aged children, it's a must-have," wrote Hannah of Mile High Mamas in her column, "Must-have Apps for Traveling."
The iPhone Mom said, "Creative Genius - On the Go! is just the kind of app my older children need. They need less apps that provide screen time and more that get them up and thinking and interacting with each other.... I'd spend much, much more than $.99 to bust the boredom at my house this summer."
Additional features include:
* Write Tool - if an activity requires written answers, use this full featured note pad
* Notebook - store, edit, and share written entries, and use it as a creativity journal
* Timer - useful for any timed activity (found in Write Tool)
* Favorites - save any activity for convenient recall
* Powerful Sort - helps player find the perfect activity for the right time and place
* Random - lets the app pick a random activity from any collection
* What is Creativity? - helpful information to learn more about the creative process
Creative Genius On-the-Go! is the first in a suite of products that aims to grow the creative potential in all children. Armed with creative thinking skills, children are better prepared to cope with life's challenges because they know how to problem-solve. Creative children are able to think for themselves, and to be independent learners and achievers throughout their lives.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 4.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Creative Genius On-the-Go! 1.0 is offered an introductory price of $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Jr Imagination was co-founded by author and artist, Marjorie Sarnat, and Marty Safir, creative director and designer. Marjorie has had a lifelong passion about creativity and the process of creative thinking. The Company believes that creativity is as important to a student's future as any other educational goal. "Think Outside The Tests(TM)" is its clarion call to educators and parents to offer children activities that value creativity in order to foster a new generation of dreamers and achievers. With Creative Genius products from Jr Imagination, it is working hard to be at the forefront of that effort. Jr Imagination is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. Copyright (C) 2011 Jr Imagination. 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.