Messy Mia Helps Kids Appreciate Life Before Cell Phones and Tablets

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[] Dublin, Ireland - Touch Tech Kids are excited to launch "Messy Mia and the Tale of Ancient Tech," an original storybook app for iPad about retro technology that parents and kids will get a kick out of. Messy Mia tells the story of a young girl learning about technology from days gone by. In her journey to find her mom's TV remote, Mia makes friends with Zed, a friendly robot keen to tell her all about old technology.

Kids learn about the differences in technology from when VHS, cassette tapes, and dial-up Internet were common, to today's high tech world. The storybook app, ideal for kids aged 4-8 years, creates a fun interactive experience for kids to get excited about the history of technology. Unique from head to toe, Messy Mia and the Tale of Ancient Tech, is available for $3.99 on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

Co-writer Samantha Kotey, explains "Messy Mia was born out of my passion for all things digital and being a new mom, I wanted to find a way to tell my daughter about how technology has changed since I was young, and how different life is now because of new technology".

The storybook app for kids encourages conversation between parents and children, letting them reminisce about their life before modern technology. Messy Mia also reinforces comprehension through three reflection sections. This helps kids think about what they have learned in the app, and reflect on how technology has changed from the past.

Messy Mia and the Tale of Ancient Tech has 20 fully interactive pages in both English and Spanish, and also includes 4 fun games 'Color Mia', 'Match the Tech', 'Tidy Mia's Room' and 'Memory'. The storybook app allows kids to read the book on their own, or for younger kids, to have it read to them.

Key Features of Messy Mia and the Tale of Ancient Tech:
* 20 fully interactive pages
* 4 fun games
* Spanish and English versions
* 'Read myself' and 'Read to me' modes
* 'Thinking about things' reflection section

Pricing and Availability:
Messy Mia and the Tale of Ancient Tech 1.0 for iPad and iPhone is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. There are also versions available for Android and Kindle Fire.

Touch Tech Kids is a branch of the popular Educational Technology blog Avatar Generation. Messy Mia is one of a series of storybook apps being developed for younger kids with a focus on fun, learning and encouraging parent/child conversation. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Touch Tech Kids. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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