August 24, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] La Jolla, California - It's back to school time when thousands of youngsters will be heading off to preschool and kindergarten - some for the first time. Are they prepared? We're not talking about ABC's and 123's here; it's about safety. Do they know Mom or Dad's telephone number?
A new app from South Bird Studios, developers of educational apps for children, makes learning a telephone number fun by converting any number into a memorable jingle. With Number Monkeys kids think they're playing a video game; only parents know that the game is actually burning a phone number into their memory.
Parents launch the Number Monkeys app on their iPhone or iPad and follow the setup to enter the 10 digits they want to teach. Number Monkeys then converts their own telephone number into a memorable jingle that kids learn to sing by playing the game. Interactive 3D monkeys encourage even the youngest players to successfully complete the game and watch the monkeys dance to their own custom telephone tune.
"Teaching a phone number to my own kid was difficult, but I felt like it was so important for my daughter to commit my number to memory - especially when she became school age. Number Monkeys makes it easy by turning it into a fun game with a memorable jingle. Now I can't stop my daughter from singing my number because the song is so fun," said Josh Peay, creator of Number Monkeys.
Parents can use Number Monkeys to teach as many telephone numbers as they choose so memorizing home, work or mobile phone numbers becomes a game that children want to play. No personal information is ever collected in Number Monkeys and there are no ads or in-app purchases. It's just a great tool for parents to easily teach a very important thing.
Read the most-recent review posted in the App Store...
Worth it!! 5 Stars "My 4 year old is starting pre-k and my husband and I have been trying to teach him my phone number. With this, he learned it in one night! He mostly plays with the monkeys but it plays the jingle with your number in the background and we make it a point to sing the jingle with my number at bed time every night. He can tell me my phone number anytime he is asked. It makes me feel better about sending him to school." - by Nbeauv
* iPhone 3GS, iPad, 3/4G iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 39.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Number Monkeys 2.0 is available for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
South Bird Studios is a developer of educational software disguised as video games. It's a dirty trick, but some things need to be sugar-coated. Founded by industry veterans who produced AAA titles for the world's largest video game manufacturers, South Bird Studios leverages a proprietary production pipeline to render captivating imagery inside fun games that encourage young players to learn. Engaging 3D characters, motion capture animation, and original music all rolled into a real-time game engine, makes the medicine go down. South Bird Studios is a privately-held company located in La Jolla, California. Copyright (C) 2012 South Bird Studios. 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.