Jessica says I love that my son loves curious george as I did as a child.
Who doesn’t love George? I know that he has been a favorite around here since my son was born…and I love that he (and his products) are growing with my kids, as I am just not ready to give George up yet, and I don’t think they are either! The Curious George line of products
Product Name: Curious George® Explores the Australian Outback, on the iPad and iPhone
With Over One Million Downloads, Educational App Curious George at the Zoo Launches New Habitats for Users to Explore
Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has expanded its popular Curious George® at the Zoo mobile app with a fourth animal habitat – the Australian Outback – which delivers new challenges designed to build invaluable reasoning and critical thinking skills. The educational app, which provides a fun learning experience for children from ages two to six, has now been downloaded more than one million times since its launch in May 2012. The app is available for FREE through the end of the month, with additional habitats available for purchase for $0.99 each.
The Outback habitat introduces players to the native animals of Australia, including the kangaroo, koala, wombat and emu, through interactions and games intended to build memory and motor skills. Children learn process and order as they clean and feed the animals and engage with mini-videos and stories within the virtual zoo. The Australian Outback is the fourth habitat available within the app, following Old McDonald’s Farm – a traditional farm environment, Deep Freeze – which includes arctic animals like penguins, reindeer and a polar bear, and the original Sunny Safari habitat.
“Encouraging children to engage with educational materials outside the classroom is critical to preparing them for formal education environments by building the basic cognitive skills they need,” said Bethlam Forsa, Executive Vice President, Global Product and Content Development, HMH. “Recreational games like Curious George at the Zoo are well-suited for today’s tech-savvy generation and a major component of HMH’s goal to make learning more fun and engaging.”
Curious George at the Zoo aligns with domains in the Head Start Framework, which outlines the developmental building blocks that are most important for continued achievement and school readiness among three to five year olds.
The educational app is the latest offering in the growing collection of Curious George products designed for today’s digital learners. With a number of exciting new products in the pipeline for the remainder of the year, HMH combines this treasured brand with trusted educational content to help parents and teachers stimulate curiosity and encourage exploratory learning at home, in the classroom, or on the go.
Available for FREE: Curious George® at the Zoo for the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® is available for free in the App Store℠ through September 30. After this special promotional period, it will be available for $0.99. Deep Freeze, Old McDonald’s Farm and The Australian Outback are available for an in-app purchase of $0.99 each. For more information, please visit hmhco.com/curiousgeorge.
My thoughts? We just love George, and I love these apps because they continue my children’s love for learning and having fun and the same time, and George is such an innocent and loveable character. I highly recommend adding these apps to your collection of interactive learning games for your children, and hey! You will enjoy them too!
The Giveaway: ONE lucky SheSaved readers will win a wonderful Curious George prize package (shown above) which will include:
· Curious George Goes to the Zoo
· Complete Adventures of Curious George Deluxe Book and CD Gift Set
· Curious George Travel Activity Kit
· Curious George Storybook Collection
· Curious George Build Your Own Book Kit
· Curious George Says Thank You Gift Set
· Curious George Stickers
· Learning with Curious George Kindergarten Reading Workbook
Here’s how to enter:
Entry #1: Leave a comment answering this question: What do YOU love most about Curious George?
Entry #3 ~ “Like” SheSaved on Facebook (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)
… I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday night at 10pm, September 30th (mnt time) if you can still comment…you can still win! … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!
*Disclosure: I did receive this same gift package to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.