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NICKELODEON LAUNCHES NICK JR. APP FEATURING HIT PRESCHOOL CONTENT, INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND TV EVERYWHERE
New Preschool App Follows Net’s Successful Launches of Top-Ranking, Curriculum-Driven Titles including PAW Patrol Rescue Run and Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic
NEW YORK – Dec. 11, 2014 – Following the tremendous success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon today announced the launch of the Nick Jr. App, a new branded platform that allows kids to interact with and learn from their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters anytime and anywhere. The app is initially available for iPad.
Designed specifically with preschoolers in mind, the Nick Jr. App features a grid-style interface and moveable tile layout that allows for easy exploration and fun discovery. The app offers a variety of educational activities, alphabet buttons that trigger pop-up surprises, live simulcast streaming of the Nick Jr. channel and on-demand episodes via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers, plus over 100 pieces of short-form content including curriculum moments, music videos, funny mashups, and exclusive first looks. Throughout the app experience, kids will engage with characters from the net’s top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Wallykazam!, while boosting their STEM, reading, motor and problem-solving skills.
“The Nick Jr. App deepens the connection preschoolers have with their favorite shows and characters through a highly engaging and interactive play-and-learn experience,” said Matthew Evans, Senior Vice President, Digital, Nickelodeon. “The app demonstrates Nickelodeon’s ongoing innovation in the digital space and commitment to super-serving our audience with the content they crave, wherever they go and at any time they want it.”
The Nick Jr. App is the net’s latest offering of successful curriculum-driven preschool apps. To date, Nick has launched more than 20 preschool apps including top-performing titles like PAW Patrol Rescue Run (problem-solving and social skills), Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic (literacy), Bubble Guppies Animal School Day (science), and the award-winning Nick Jr. Draw and Play (creativity and imagination).
Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series currently featured on the Nick Jr. App include: PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Dora the Explorer, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Peppa Pig, Peter Rabbit, Max & Ruby, Blue’s Clues, The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, The Fresh Beat Band, Yo Gabba Gabba!, The Wonder Pets!, OLIVIA, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Lalaloopsy, Julius Jr., Zack & Quack, Tickety Toc, Dino Dan, Mia and Me, Mike the Knight, Franklin & Friends and Little Bear.
Full-length on-demand episodes and the live linear feed of the Nick Jr. channel can be accessed by households that subscribe to a TV service package with Nick Jr. and that authenticate through participating TV providers. This new TV everywhere offering currently reaches over 50 million homes.
Nickelodeon is TV’s top destination for preschoolers and their parents, with a current portfolio of smart and fun hits including PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! Wallykazam! and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Through the years, Nickelodeon Preschool has consistently created highly engaging, age-appropriate, educational and innovative shows like Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer and Team Umizoomi. Educational consultants are used to develop a deep, unique curriculum for each show and every episode is tested with kids to ensure quality. The content is available on TV, online, mobile, and tablets, allowing kids to interact with and learn from their favorite characters across multiple platforms.
The Nick Jr. App is available for free on the App Store for iPad or at www.AppStore.com. Visit www.nickjr.com/app to learn more.
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
EDUCATION.COM LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAM FOR KIDS
Brainzy Helps Parents and Teachers Make Screen Time Matter
San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2014 – Education.com, the nation’s leading destination for parents and teachers seeking supplemental learning materials, today announced the launch of Brainzy, a new kind of online learning program designed to build reading and math skills in children ages 3–7. Developed using rich data gathered from the 20 million worksheets downloaded each year at Education.com, Brainzy features hundreds of interactive games and activities that captivate young minds and delight parents weary of filling screen time with so-called education apps. Brainzy’s comprehensive program follows a methodical, building-block path created to spark curiosity, giggles, and grins while building more than 30 critical reading and math skills.
The systematic approach of the new program sets it apart from the thousands of learning apps that take a one-off, episodic approach. Brainzy covers the essential skills teachers consider most important for early learning success while deeply engaging kids in a world rich with exploration. Guided by a lovable cast of original characters, kids cover a year’s worth of learning as they play through more than 300 fun games, videos, and read-along stories.
With one in four educators nationwide using Education.com, the Brainzy team can harness real-time data that shows what parents and teachers are looking for in supplemental learning materials. That data plus years of industry-leading education expertise form the foundation of Brainzy, which is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum State Standards for early reading and math.
“Brainzy emerged from a longstanding dialogue with educators and parents about their supplemental education needs, and where current offerings fall short,” said Education.com president Greg Goff. “Brainzy started with a clean sheet—or make that, screen—yet one informed by that dialogue, data, and understanding of how education and entertainment can and should be partners. That is where Brainzy’s systematic approach came from, where kids’ progress can by charted as they methodically build and reinforce essential skills.”
Brainzy transports kids to the Land of Knowhere, where they play and learn with new friends named Roly, Floyd, Tutu, Officer Ice Cream, Birdee, Cuz-Cuz, Muggo, and Penelope Pegacorn. Designed for children at Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade levels with additional levels planned up to Fifth Grade, Brainzy’s collection of original games and videos is constantly expanding and improving. Reading games include alphabet games, phonics games, and sight word games and videos like “Alphabet Demolition Bingo” and “Short E Rap.” Math games build skills in counting, number recognition, shapes, and addition/subtraction through games and videos like “Subtraction Ski Race” and “Stacking Up the Ice Cream.”
Each Brainzy account can accommodate up to three players, making it a snap for parents to customize Brainzy for multiple children. As kids master the math and literacy games, parents can track progress and performance. Brainzy also offers a classroom version for teachers that can accommodate up to 35 students.
Brainzy is available by monthly subscription ($6.99 per month) or annual subscription ($3.99 per month), and provides an ad-free environment safe for kids to explore on a tablet, desktop, or laptop computer. Visit Brainzy.com for more information and to sign up for a free 7-day trial.
With nearly five million members and millions of visitors each month, Education.com is the leading one-stop destination for parents and teachers to find the guidance, inspiration, and materials they need to help kids succeed. From printable workbooks to Brainzy learning games to insightful articles and everything in between, Education.com delivers content kids love and resources educators rely on. Education.com is based in Redwood City, California, and was founded in 2007 by a group of parents dedicated to making learning fun inside and outside the classroom. Learn more at www.education.com.