China Toy Fair


Fingerprint Unearths New Get Rocky App

getrockyFingerprint has released an immersive science and adventure app for kids ages 6 to 12, Get Rocky. This tilt-and-slide trek follows Digger as he glides, spins, and battles his way to the center of the Earth to find his son, Rocky, a young mole with a knack for trouble. As the journey heats up, players uncover scientific facts about geology.

Get Rocky is a geology-packed quest that plunges players into an underground world gleaming with rocks, minerals and scientific facts they can really dig. Get Rocky has 30 animated game leves and six layers of geologic learning in the race to find Rocky. The app also includes 18 Get Rocky comic book movies with real science facts about the journey, 12 key rocks and minerals to collect for the Get Rocky Collection with more coming soon, 20 subterranean enemies to defeat, including centipedes, goblins, and magma men; 15 power-ups, boosts, and ugrades to earn or purchase, including the laser, jackhammer, and dino suit. The app is available exclusively on the Fingerprint network for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Yummico Launches The Adventures of Ash & Ollie E-Book Series

AshOllie-couch1Yummico, the children’s media company co-founded by Blue’s Clues creator Traci Paige Johnson and feature film producer Caroline Baron, is launching a new preschool series, The Adventures of Ash & Ollie

The e-book features two mischievous brothers, and uses storytelling and physical comedy to frame stories that focus on the social, emotional, and behavioral skills children need. Ash & Ollie includes child development issues parents deal with everyday, such as sleep, sibling rivalry, sharing, following rules, understanding feelings, confronting fear, and screen time. 

The debut release is the enhanced e-book Screen Time, which deals with the issue of kids’ computer, tablet, and smartphone usage. Screen Time is produced in collaboration with Fingerprint, the kid’s mobile learning and entertainment network. In Screen Time, Ash and Ollie can’t wait to play games on the phone or computer. But how much time is too much, and what are the rules? Respecting their parents’ rules, the boys do their chores and get to explore and play on their devices, but also go outside for a play date.  

Enhanced features on the e-book include animation and games. Screen Time will be released in September for both the iOS and Android operating systems.

 

Fingerprint Introduces Its First Language Learning App

image008Fingerprint‘s newest learning app, Kids Learn Mandarin, is available exclusively on the Fingerprint network for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Created in partnership with Hong Kong-based Digital Learning Company, this animated title improves on the original Kids Learn Mandarin app released last year, which was ranked as a top 10 education app in six countries. Kids Learn Mandarin for Fingerprint features the network’s progress reporting, which provides interactive updates to parents on their child’s achievements, subject mastery, and suggested next lesson.

Kids Learn Mandarin takes a progressive and playful approach to teaching kids ages 2 to 8 a 240 Mandarin words through 12 fully interactive lessons that cover a variety of subjects—numbers, colors, animals, food, sports, transportation, and more. Hosted by Pei Pei the Panda, Kids Learn Mandarin includes 96 mini-games, 12 music videos, 12 Chinese character writing lessons, and a personal playground that kids can decorate with stickers they earn as they learn. [Read more...]