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11th September 2012

Employers Invited To Try Out Summer In Smallywood Online Learning Series

the centre for skillsCompanies across Canada who hire young people are being asked to try a free online employee training resource, and share their feedback about its effectiveness. In 2010, The Centre for Skills Development & Training in Ontario launched “Summer in Smallywood,” the online game-based training tool developed by Untold Entertainment that helps young employees enhance their workplace skills. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th September 2012

Frima Studio Launches CosmoCamp Apps for Kids

frima studioFrima Studio has announced the official debut of their CosmoCamp children’s brand with the launch of the first two apps from the CosmoCamp universe. Designed with input from child development specialists, the CosmoCamp apps are intended as educational entertainment for toddlers (ages 2-3) and pre-schoolers (ages 4-5). CosmoCamp: Picnic Problems interactive storybook, and CosmoCamp: Coloring Book, are available today for iPad and Android tablets, and are coming soon to Kindle Fire for $3.99 each. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd August 2012

Frima Studio Launching Five Original Games in Five Weeks

frima studioToday Frima Studio visits NYC to kick-off the Frimarathon, a month long flurry of game releases with a little something for everybody. The culmination of more than a year of effort by Frima’s original IP team, the Frimarathon will showcase five titles across multiple platforms set to be released in the next five weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th July 2012

New App Offers Enhanced Building Experiences For Preschoolers

Mega BrandsMEGA Brands Inc. recently launched their free mobile app “Mega Bloks® First Builders™ Let’s Build!” which encourages parents and children to build and play together with the world-leading Mega Bloks® First Builders™ preschool construction system. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th June 2012

TVOKids Launches Two Free Educational Games

TVOTVO has launched two free educational apps for kids, designed in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) to increase a child’s capacity to learn. OISE has conducted formal research into the effectiveness of the apps and found that Hop, Frog, Hop! and Ribbit, Frog, Ribbit!can help improve a child’s working memory – a brain function essential to learning across all subject areas and in particular math. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th June 2012

Tribal Nova Launches New Math App

tribal novaTribal Nova, the developers behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! and CBC WONDERWORLD online learning programs have announced the launch of a new app in the “i Learn With” suite of early childhood education apps designed exclusively for iPad. The new i Learn With Boing: Savannah Adventures! App teaches young children many core math subjects such as number recognition, counting, ordering in ones and tens, adding and subtracting, with three highly engaging games, including one that encourages parent and child to play together. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th June 2012

Visa Launches Video Game to Help Educate Youth About Finances

visa canadaVisa Canada is launching a dynamic educational video game called Money Metropolis that teaches youth the basics of setting financial goals, earning, saving, and prudent spending. The game, which Visa will officially launch in both French and English during the Conference of Montreal for the International Economic Forum of the Americas, targets youth aged 7-12 and is a creative way to encourage kids to think about finances. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th June 2012

Snowed In Studios Announces the Release of Monster Chase

snowed in studiosSnowed In Studios is excited to announce the release of their first title, Monster Chase. Monster Chase is an exciting and fun way for kids to increase concentration and memory as well as improve cognitive ability. Monster Chase is available for iOS through iTunes, Android through Google Play, and Windows Phone in the Marketplace for only $0.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th May 2012

Cackleberries Virtual World Announces Expansion

cackleberriesCackleberries Entertainment Inc. has announced the opening of a new educational character house in their online, virtual world of Oville. The new house—aptly named the “Water House”—is inhabited by three aquatic Cackleberries: Sushee a Tyee salmon, Snoggler a catfish and Shylee a coy. The purpose of the three-room house is to introduce young children aged three to seven about the basic science of water. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th May 2012

Classical Kids to be Released as Educational Apple iPad App

classical kidsSusan Hammond’s award-winning Classical Kids series has been re-developed for the iOS Apple iPad tablet and will be released via the Apple app store on May 22. Classical Kids -The Complete Teachers Edition features seven individual Classical Kids stories with accompanying teacher’s notes and includes the Juno and Emmy winning Beethoven Lives Upstairs, the platinum-selling Mr. Bach Comes to Call and the Juno and Parent’s Choice Gold Award winning Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. The Complete Teacher’s Edition app is priced at C$139 and individual Teacher’s Editiontitles are available for C$19.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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