January 28, 2013 in Educational (AF)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - RosMedia has announced the release of 123 Kids Fun GAMES 1.0 for Mac. One of the largest kid's apps available, it features 6 interactive animated games in the following categories: Alphabet, Numbers, Sounds & Words, Shapes, Animals, and Break Balloons. Each of the first 4 categories includes both Learning and Playing modes. Filled with countless hours of fun and educational value.
Really seven games in one, 123 Kids Fun GAMES is a "Best Of" collection taken from RosMedia's more than 100 App Store and 10 Mac App Store listings. The company's humorous and engaging illustrations and animations have made it a leader in kid's games internationally. Interactive, talking characters include cartoon cats, mice, ducks, monkeys, frogs, bears, dogs, and more. All aspects of learning and gameplay take place outdoors in nature, and the process of gaining valuable skills is as effortless and enjoyable as noticing the billowy clouds or fields of sunflowers.
In the Alphabet category, kids see an object, read the text, and hear it aloud, "'A' is for Apple." Touch the "A" and the name of the letter is heard. Touch the word "Apple" and it is pronounced to hear. Touch the big red apple, and a friendly worm appears from inside, as he is heard munching. Through all 26 letters, kids can touch & hear the names of all the letters and sample words that begin with that letter. Alphabet games let kids test their skills by dragging objects onto the appropriate letter or popping the right balloon, so that the lion can catch the correct object in his letter labeled basket.
Just as kids learn the name and sound of letters in the Alphabet category, in the Number category, they practice the name and sound of numerals from 1 to 10. Players repeatedly count groups of identical objects, establishing the relationship between number and quantity. Players can count candles on a cake in any order; each time they touch a candle its number is heard aloud and its flame is blown out. A wonderful toy train animation lets kids fill train cars with the correct number of objects.
A playful tabby with a megaphone announces the picture and matching word, with knowledge of more than 100 examples. Touch the picture and hear the duck quack; move backward or forward through the list by touching an arrow. The Sounds & Words game includes the same objects that have been introduced, allowing young students to practice selecting the "Xylophone" from a group of two other familiar objects.
Perhaps most challenging of all is the Shapes category, where kids are introduced to such terms as Rectangle, Rhombus, Arrow, Clover, Star, and Circle. Shapes only become visible after users play connect-the-dots, which creates the shape outlined. The special effects are eye-catching, and characters display a personality of their own, complete with facial expression and sound. In the Shapes game, players choose the right shape from a group of three different objects that are examples of the shape.
In a lighter vein, the Animals game lets kids scroll through the front, middle, and back of many different animals seen in profile. Match the correct three sections and win. Finally, The Break Balloons game challenges players to break balloons before they float off-screen.
* 6 different games and 4 different learning modules in a single app
* Discover the relationship between sounds/letters, sounds/words, words/objects, numbers/words, and numerals/counting
* Carefree fun with no time limits or penalties
* No ads or in-app purchases
* The joy of play and the joy of learning effectively combined
"123 Kids Fun GAMES is one of the largest apps on the Mac App Store capable of teaching the fundamentals of the English language to the youngest of children," stated Martin Baldowski of RosMedia. "Learn Alphabet, Numbers, Animals, Sounds and Words. Have fun with awesome Educational Games. Play and enjoy simple colorful activities!"
* OS X 10.8 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 64.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
123 Kids Fun GAMES 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Warsaw, Poland, RosMedia was co-founded by Robert Smalcerz and Martin Baldowski in 2003. During the company's first 5 years, they were one of the largest distributor of movies for kids in Poland. They participated in Film Festivals and Fairs (e.g., MIPCOM Cannes, WCM Prague, DISCOP Budapest). RosMedia produced CDs and DVDs. Now CD and DVD distribution is a small part of their activity. In 2008, they entered the app development market. They love sports, and have sponsored the Polish National Basketball team, a Polish Speedway Rider, and their own junior basketball team. Their app development team includes 5 graphic designers and 7 Xcode programmers. Most of their apps are for kids, but they also make apps for/with Polish Scientific Publishers PWN/ Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN S.A. They are the major and most renowned Central European publisher of scientific, educational, and professional titles. Copyright (C) 2003-2013 RosMedia. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.