News – All aboard! Trains bring the fun to category learning app from Therapy Box!



(PRWEB) January 29, 2013 — Therapy Box, award winning communication and therapy app producers, have launched their latest app for the iPad. The newly released Sort This Out Pack is designed to encourage young learners to work on important categorisation skills with a fun and motivating train game that features lively animation and sound effects.

The game calls on children to categorise items that appear in eight boxes lined up along a station platform with bears their very own name! The child works to sort each of the eight items into two categories by placing them in either of the two train carriages following its arrival at the station.

Each box contains a colourful and engaging Widgit symbol, or your very own photo or image. This leads to the app being easily customised to tailor the content to suit the child’s learning needs. With over 20 categories and 264 individual everyday items for the child to sort, it is designed to keep the learner engaged at any level.

“Our new Sort This Out Pack makes learning fun” Rebecca Bright, Speech and Language Therapist and Therapy Box Director explains, “This app’s fun train station animation will be a big hit with early learners, and in turn, with the teachers, parents and speech therapists who work with them.”

Teachers, speech therapists and parents will appreciate the level of customisation available to ensure that the learning task caters to the child’s abilities. With features such as errorless learning and the ability to adjust the difficulty; this app delivers a powerful tool for the classroom or home.

“We know that when a child is having fun, they are more likely to remain engaged and motivated. Our Sort This Out Pack for iPad ticks all the boxes – fun for learners and a simple to use, customisable app for their instructor,” said Rebecca.

Sort This Out Pack from Therapy Box is available for £9.99 on iTunes for the iPad. Therapy Box, award winning communication and therapy app producers, have launched their latest app for the iPad. The newly released Sort This Out Pack is designed to encourage young learners to work on important categorisation skills with a fun and motivating train game that features lively animation and sound effects.

The game calls on children to categorise items that appear in eight boxes lined up along a station platform with bears their very own name! The child works to sort each of the eight items into two categories by placing them in either of the two train carriages following its arrival at the station.

Each box contains a colourful and engaging Widgit symbol, or your very own photo or image. This leads to the app being easily customised to tailor the content to suit the child’s learning needs. With over 20 categories and 264 individual everyday items for the child to sort, it is designed to keep the learner engaged at any level.

“Our new Sort This Out Pack makes learning fun” Rebecca Bright, Speech and Language Therapist and Therapy Box Director explains, “This app’s fun train station animation will be a big hit with early learners, and in turn, with the teachers, parents and speech therapists who work with them.”

Teachers, speech therapists and parents will appreciate the level of customisation available to ensure that the learning task caters to the child’s abilities. With features such as errorless learning and the ability to adjust the difficulty; this app delivers a powerful tool for the classroom or home.

“We know that when a child is having fun, they are more likely to remain engaged and motivated. Our Sort This Out Pack for iPad ticks all the boxes – fun for learners and a simple to use, customisable app for their instructor,” said Rebecca.

Sort This Out Pack features:

  •     Suitable for pre-school and primary school students, with a fun game designed to be engaging and motivating
  •     264 clear colourful Widgit symbols to sort into categories
  •     Choice of 22 categories covering a range of everyday items and concepts
  •     Customisable set up to allow for targeting specific vocabulary or concepts
  •     Option for adding your own images
  •     Record labels for each of the items for added auditory feedback
  •     Option to turn on errorless learning which promotes early success, by not allowing the child to move an item into an incorrect carriage, it will ‘bump’ out the item and encourage the child to allocate the item to the correct carriage – turn off errorless learning to increase the level of difficulty and promote problem solving skill development
  •     Choose to display the symbol (or image) only, the symbol and the word or just the word – by having this choice you can focus on different skills relevant to the child’s literacy levels
  •     Auditory feedback for each of the items
  •     Ability to turn off the music loop or audio support to reduce distractions if needed
  •     Ability to pause the app to encourage discussion or to pace the app to suit the student’s needs
  •     Colourful results table can be emailed out of the app for the student or to share with parents
  •     In app ‘How To Play’ guide with simple steps
Sort This Out Pack Sort This Out Pack by Therapy Box Limited
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 344.14 MB

$1.99USD

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.

News – New iOS/Android Game Offers Thrilling Historical Treasure Hunts for Kids!

Icon-114[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden – Available January 31, 2013, Wombi Treasures is an application that offers players a chance to go on the ultimate treasure hunt. They will have to navigate the maps, visit the sites, and chip away at the game’s puzzles using the tools at their disposal. Kids ages four and up will have a way to travel the world hunting for hidden artifacts and treasures simply through their iOS or Android devices.

Wombi’s initiative is to get kids “playing to learn,” so what will children take away from Wombi Treasures? This game is fun to play, and it drives at several educational angles. One lesson involves world geography. Players will familiarize themselves with the continents, varying terrains, and an array of maps when hunting for their treasure. Wombi Treasures also builds skills in persistence, thoroughness, and logic. Locating the treasure involves keeping a sharp eye through a telescope gadget, and the use of process of elimination will eventually lead players to the right spot. The game also challenges kids on archaeology and the tools associated with it. With the help of a spade shovel, pickaxe, brush, and more in their tool belts, kids must choose the best ways to dig up the treasure in different environments. Finally, the treasures are a lesson in history as they range from Inca masks to Roman gold coins.

Wombi Treasures dons a familiar sporty raccoon character named Scouty, who appears in other Wombi games. The detailed illustrations take players on a visually exciting, multi-terrain exploration. From snaking rivers and camel-strewn deserts to icy coves, kids will venture around the world through the touchscreens of their application devices.

“Wombi Treasures is a rewarding game for children,” explains application developer Daniel Lodin. “Players have to put on their thinking caps to explore all the right directions, but uncovering the treasure is an exciting, adventurous process with a gratifying outcome.”

Wombi Treasures will be available starting January 31, 2013 in the App Store and the Google Play store. It can be enjoyed on the iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Android devices with no hidden fees or advertisements.

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Wombi Apps was founded in January 2011 and has, since starting, released 22 apps for kids. Behind the company stand two childhood friends who share the ambition of making fun and educational apps for kids. Copyright (C) 2013 Wombi. 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.

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.



News – Fingerpaint Magic – The magic of finger painting on iPhone and iPad!



[prMac.com] Varazdin, Croatia – Meritum Soft d.o.o. has announced the release and immediate availability of Fingerpaint Magic 1.0 for iOS. Bringing users a unique experience and magic of finger painting in this doodle-style art app, Fingerpaint Magic helps kids explore their inter-artist to create amazing works of art. The app works on both iPhone as iPad device and it’s optimized for iPhone 5 Retina graphic.

From the creators of famous ‘Meritum Paint’ app Meritum Soft brings you a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy. No knowledge or experience is needed. With simple doodle style finger movements on the screen, users can create true works of art! Can be used to edit your photos, share words of art with friends and family and create your own personalized wallpapers.

Using the knowledge and experience gathered with world famous Meritum Paint app, the company was able to develop Fingerpaint Magic as an answer to the growing number of users requesting a simplistic yet powerful app for their children to play and experience the magic of painting on iPhone and iPad device. Developed for the whole family, Fingerpaint Magic offers an easy to use and fun to play solution.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Fingerpaint Magic 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Fingerpaint Magic Fingerpaint Magic by Meritum Soft d.o.o.
Category: Entertainment, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 47.67 MB

$FREE

Based in Varazdin, Croatia, the Meritum Soft d.o.o. is a private technology company. Committed to providing the highest quality information technology, Meritum Soft was founded in 2007 for the purpose of providing the best and most modern ITC solutions for every client’s unique situation, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Meritum Soft doo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.



News – The Cutest Way to Learn to Draw, Sophie’s Drawings, Gets an Update!



[prMac.com] Buenos Aires, Argentina – Independent Game developer Emibap has released the first update for his step-by-step drawing iPad app, Sophie’s Drawings 1.1, with many improvements that make the App easier to use and adding more cute content. This App made for children aged 3 to 7 which analyzes every stroke and brings the drawings to life comes now with extra help, easier strokes and more settings for parents, such as disabling the email feature.

Sophie’s Drawings first version was released on December 12, 2012 as a Full and Lite version. The full version came with 14 drawings in 3 scenes: An initial “Hello”, “The Sea” and “The Farm”. Each drawing consists in a group of strokes that children have to follow, with some accepted margin of error. When the drawing is finished, it comes alive as a reward. Kids get to draw basic shapes, a pig, a dog, a whale, and an octopus, among other drawings that magically begin to move.

It was well received, but some parents commented that it had very difficult drawings which led to frustration. So this new release made the drawings more children friendly and added the “extra help” feature that shows start / end markers for each stroke and a clearer outline. Another addition was the ability to draw without having to lift the finger from the screen. And a new drawing, the Rectangle Man, was added to the first Scene.

“I’m really loving making this App and I’ll keep adding new features and content” said Emiliano Angelini, the man behind this unipersonal studio, who was inspired by his 3 year old (now 4) daughter, Sofa, to make this App. He plans to make it compatible with iPhone/iPod in the following update. The App has really cute graphics and music, and most of the sound effects were made by the “real” Sophie.

Feature Highlights:
* Hours of fun with 15 cute step-by-step drawings (and more to come)
* Child’s drawings become part of delightful animated scenes as they complete each one
* Exercises fine motor skills and helps the children learn to draw by analyzing each stroke
* Encourages creativity, allowing a reasonable degree or margin of error for each stroke
* Designed and built by a loving father and tested by adults and many, many kids

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
* 19.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sophie’s Drawings 1.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A Lite version is also available for free.

Sophie's Drawings Sophie's Drawings by Emibap
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 22.43 MB

$2.99USD

From the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Emiliano Angelini began the transition from the typical Software Engineering job to become an Independent Game Developer in 2010 and he’s loving it. Sophie’s Drawings is his first App for kids, and he plans to continue and create a Sophie Saga. All Material and Software (C) 2013-2010 Emibap / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.

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