July 31, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Birmingham, Alabama - After its successful launch earlier this year on the iPad and on the Kindle Fire, Software Smoothie is pleased to announce that Felt Board the app is now available for the Barnes and Noble NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet. Praised by teachers, therapists, parents and their children, Felt Board is designed to encourage open ended play, creative storytelling, and learning. Imaginations soar as children mix and match felt-like scenery, props and costumes to create characters and invent stories.
"Unlike traditional felt boards, this digital version offers many opportunities for customization due to its large selection of characters, props, and backgrounds. Every felt board "set" ever is included in one app! Having all conceivable options covered, this app excels at fostering creativity, promotes storytelling, and brings imaginative play back to the forefront as its main purpose." - Teachers With Apps
In addition to open-ended play and creative storytelling, Felt Board offers many exciting opportunities for learning in alignment with Common Core Standards in both literature and mathematics. Children can use Felt Board to retell key details of familiar stories, to illustrate narratives and to create visual displays for speaking and listening activities. Children can also use Felt Board to sort items into categories, demonstrate an understanding of cardinal numbers and relationships, visually represent mathematical operations, and to explore colors and shapes and their relative positions to one another.
"If working on a 'letter of the week' tell a story centered around that letter," writes educational technology specialist Andrea Gardner in her blog Applicable 2U. "An alternative option would be as children understand numbers, tell a number story. Your child or student(s) story becomes a visual story problem to reinforce appropriate grade level operations."
With all it has to offer, Felt Board the app is perfect for play time, classroom time, story time or anytime!
Software Smoothie is located in Birmingham, AL and founded by David and Mindy Douglas. Dave is an experienced corporate software developer who now also develops apps for tablets and mobile devices. Formerly a teacher, Mindy oversees the educational and creative side of the team's app development. Their goal is to create fun, educational and innovative apps for children and families. Copyright (C) 2012 Software Smoothie. 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.