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Smartphone applications can be a lifesaver for both children and adults while in the waiting room, traveling or if you’re just plain bored (although not a common phenomenon for us moms). Baby Cortex has just recently released two new applications, one of which is already climbing the charts on iTunes in popularity and they are both fun and entertaining games that can also keep your kiddos occupied if you are traveling for the holidays, trying to throw together another batch of holiday sweets for a get-together or just for some family fun.
We had the opportunity to sample the two new releases and the popular Alphabet Car is definitely my daughter’s favorite. She like the music application as well, but spends significantly longer on the Alphabet Car application and it is a great way for her to start being exposed to reading using her ability to read uppercase letters. The application is like a little video game where you turn your device to steer the bus and “catch” the letters to spell each word.
As a musical family we also have enjoyed the Baby Musician game where my daughter is able to “conduct” her own little ensemble of instruments and she loves all of the different animals in the orchestra as well. With the holidays around the corner “Jingle Bells” has been her favorite to play around with and we will try and branch out to the other songs in the coming weeks and months.
Baby Cortex Releases Alphabet Car and Baby Musician “Edutainment” Applications
Developer with more than 2 million app downloads releases new learning tools
on iPhone and iPad for young children
HONG KONG and BOSTON – Dec. 1, 2010 – This holiday season Baby Cortex is turning the family’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch into interactive “edutainment” devices. A member of the Outblaze Group, educational software providerBaby Cortex introduces two new applications: Alphabet Car and Baby Musician, both in standard and HD versions. Alphabet Car and Baby Musician are both available worldwide now at Apple’s iTunes app store.
Alphabet Car / Alphabet Car HD
Alphabet Car puts children aged up to seven behind the steering wheel in order to learn letters, words and spelling in a fun and interactive manner. By tilting the iPad or iPhone to steer their vehicle, kids must run over letters to form words and unlock new levels and cars. With Alphabet Car, parents and their children will discover:
More than 40 levels of driving fun
More than a dozen vehicles, starting with the “Baby Bus”
Difficulty modes ranging from Preschool to Expert, to cover the various stages of a child’s development
A colorful, interactive and entertaining 3D environment, complemented by cheerful music
Replay value: once a level is unlocked, it can be replayed indefinitely, offering hours of practice, learning and fun
Alphabet Car HD is available now for the iPad for US$3.99, while Alphabet Caris available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for US$2.99. Both versions also are available as free trial “lite” editions. Though only recently released, Alphabet Car already has climbed to the top of several iTunes category charts worldwide.
Baby Musician / Baby Musician HD
Baby Musicianturns the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch into a digital orchestra for children of all ages. Conducting an adorable ensemble of animal musicians, young maestros lead their band through a variety of classic children’s’ tunes, including “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, “London Bridge is Falling Down”, and “Three Blind Mice”. Players can select one of the animal band members – including a cuddly koala, a bright-eyed kitty or a friendly frog – to learn more about a particular musical instrument. With a piano, flute, cello and more, children can learn the sound, spelling and pronunciation of each instrument in Baby Musician.
Baby Musician HD is available now for the iPad on iTunes for US$2.99, while Baby Musician is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for US$1.99. Both also are available as “lite” free trial editions.
“With more than 2 million downloads to date, Baby Cortex applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are quickly becoming popular and trusted apps for entertaining and teaching children,” said David Kim, CEO of Baby Cortex. “Our newest releases, including the chart-climbing Alphabet Car HD, have been met with great enthusiasm as parents look for fun and creative edutainment and utility applications that are age-appropriate for their young ones.”
About Baby Cortex
Baby Cortex is about learning, developing creativity, enhancing experience, and having fun with kids. Baby Cortex is dedicated to creating educational apps and products that will enrich children through engaging experiences that stimulate and satisfy a child’s curiosity to learn and explore. Supported by a team of highly creative and experienced developers from Dream Cortex, Baby Cortex will continue to offer quality products and services for children and parents. Dream Cortex is a member of the Outblaze Group and is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Boston. For more information, please visit http://www.babycortex.com, and become a fan of Baby Cortex on Facebook to receive the latest news and updates.
Samples of the products mentioned in the review were provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.