March 21, 2013 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] San Mateo, California - Leading children's app developer, Duck Duck Moose wins a 2013 Parents' Choice Gold Award for their new 'Duck Duck Moose Reading' app. Duck Duck Moose is the only publisher that has received fifteen Parents' Choice Awards for their mobile apps. The Gold Award is the top honor awarded by Parents Choice Foundation, which has been reviewing children's media since 1978.
Duck Duck Moose Reading teaches phonics with 9 different word and letter activities that help kids learn by feeding and playing with flamingos, monkeys, lions, and more. It includes a Parent Reporting tool to track progress and is based on Common Core Standards. The curriculum was designed by an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
"Letter-sound and word activities help introduce children to early reading skills. Learn sounds of consonants and short and long vowels as players feed the animals the sounds of the letters in these nine quick and very solid playful learning activities," writes Parents' Choice Foundation.
The Parents' Choice Awards program is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children's media. The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best material for children. The Parents' Choice Awards committees look for products that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity. Judges are interested in how a product helps a child grow: socially, intellectually, emotionally, ethically, and physically.
Pricing and Availability:
Duck Duck Moose Reading is available for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad on iTunes for $1.99 (USD).
Founded in 2008 by three friends, Caroline Hu Flexer, Nicci Gabriel and Michael Flexer, who share a passion for education, design, music and play, Duck Duck Moose creates some of the most-loved educational apps for children. From Wheels on the Bus, its first title, to Draw and Tell, a teacher favorite, the company's apps have sustained top rankings in the iTunes and Android stores, and have been honored with 15 Parents' Choice awards, 14 Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Awards, and a KAPi award for the "Best Children's App" at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Duck Duck Moose. 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.