March 1, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Boston, Massachusetts - Learning Touch, the creators of the best-selling FirstWords and Bob Books(R) Reading Magic apps today is thrilled to announce the release of their latest educational app for toddlers and preschoolers: Kids Crosswords. Kids Crosswords includes thousands of puzzles arranged in 10 levels of difficulty to provide a fun educational experience for a wide range of young children. Toddlers can match letters while older preschoolers can spell out words up to seven letters long. The app provides both phonics and letter-name options to provide a complete pre-reading and early reading skills experience.
Kids Crosswords includes a no-failure design that allows children to explore and find their way to the right answers without bogging them down in frustrating game mechanics. Kids Crosswords is self-paced, so children and their parents can decide when to proceed to the next level.
The new app has already garnered great praise from parents and teachers.
"Learning Touch has applied their streamlined, rock solid approach to early phonics and spelling in this flexible crosswords app," said Jennifer Bogart from Apps for Homeschooling. "Kids Crosswords is easy to use and educationally sound, making it an ideal first crosswords app for preschool and kindergarten."
Carisa Kluver at Digital Storytime agrees, "Learning Touch apps have been a staple for my 'literacy toolkit' when I volunteer in my child's kindergarten classroom. The kids love their apps, especially the newest release Kids Crosswords. With Learning Touch apps, you can be assured that kids are learning and having fun. They have great educational features and fun rewards that keep kids engaged."
About Digital Storytime:
Digital-Storytime.com is dedicated to reviewing children's book apps, primarily for the iPad. The site also promotes educational apps for kids on a handpicked daily deal page and in the blog, The Digital Media Diet.
About Apps For Homeschooling:
Appsforhomeschooling.com reviews educational apps from the perspective of a real homeschooling mother. Sorted by subject, grade, device, and price, the site currently includes 130+ detailed reviews.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 16.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
To celebrate the release of Kids Crosswords, Learning Touch will be putting the app on sale for $1.99 (USD) on the iTunes App Store in the Games category, as well as teaming up with educational app reviewers and developers from the Moms With Apps community to give away app codes and puzzle sheets on Facebook and Twitter on March 1st. Select promotional partners include Digital Storytime, Apps For Homeschooling, Sight Words Hangman, Noodle Words, Moms With Apps, Jellybean Tunes, Spirit-Led Designs, Purple Carrot Books, and Appliceable2U. Don't forget to follow Learning Touch and watch for the #launchparty hash tag for those giveaways and more updates.
Founded in 2008, Learning Touch creates fun, educational apps for young children. Learning Touch apps are toddler-tested and approved, with user interfaces created specifically for the littlest of fingers. Learning Touch products have garnered high praise from parents and educators. They are also widely used by speech language pathologists, parents of children with autism, and others in the special needs community. Each app is much more than a game, designed as a sophisticated learning tool that engages young children, encourages exploration, and helps build a deep understanding of the relationship between letters, sounds, and words. Learning Touch apps run on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and are available on the iTunes App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 Learning Touch. 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.