May 19, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - 4baam Studio today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of PianoBall - Fun With Learning 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. PianoBall is a musical play-and-teach tool for children controlled by a dynamic rainbow keyboard and rotating colorful balls. Available in the Apple App Store for $2.99 (USD), PianoBall allows children to explore the world of sounds, melodies and colors while developing creative, cognitive and motor faculties of your child.
While a wide range of musical application is available at App Store, few of them address the specific abilities of young children as well as their parents' needs. Children expect a colorful interface enabling intuitive exploration adequate to their age and parents expect educational nature of the application and full control of its functions. According to 4baam creator Mariusz Zielinski, marriage of these opposites is possible and educationally valuable for children of various ages while providing invisible parental control. The first "PianoBall - Fun With Learning" application, now available at App Store is targeted at children 9 months - 5 years old.
With PianoBall, children of various ages will discover many aspects of the world of sounds and colors through the use of four feature balls: Color Ball, Tune Ball, Rainbow Ball, Instrument Ball. Younger children will use PianoBall as a rattle, see a magical star shower and learn to identify sounds and names of 4 instruments (xylophone, piano, drum set, saxophone). Big keyboard allows them to experiment with the instrument of parental choice. Medium age children will play tunes in the toddler mode (chosen and fixed by the parent) with the instrument chosen with the Instrument Ball. In addition, they can turn their keyboard to a rainbow with the Rainbow Ball. Older children will learn to play popular children's songs selected with the Tune Ball by following floating little stars. The Color Ball allows them to paint the keyboard and learn color names.
The PianoBall interface is designed to stimulate curiosity and creativity through experimentation. Unnecessary functions can be disabled without the child noticing (all text information and icons are only for adult use, and was designed to be out of kids eye while clearly visible for adults)
"We're very excited to bring parents new kind of toy in wide sea of products similar to each other" said Mariusz Zielinski, co-Founder of 4baam. "We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make applications that help stimulate curiosity and creativity through experimentation, and that you can play together with your kids."
PianoBall tester's opinions:
"There is no text! My child turns PianoBall on and just plays in the toddler mode on his own.", "The shaking is cool! - It's the best interactive rattle", "My 2.5 year old repeats the tunes all by herself - The little stars are addictive"
* iPhone, iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 11.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PianoBall - Fun With Learning 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
4bamm is an independent application studio based out of Poland and US. It was founded in 2010 by Mariusz Zielinski for the purposes of creating educational applications for children. We love our children learning with smiles on their faces and we love to go beyond limits. Our dream is to bring people from all over the world together to share in the joy of learning, with a little help from the magic of technology. Copyright (C) 2011 4bamm. 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.