Wellington, United Kingdom – Explore and Learn Shapes 1.01 is an entertaining educational app aimed at children aged 2 to 5. There are eight fun shape games guided with voice over by the friendly character Lucky the Leprechaun who lives in a colourful land under the rainbow. Knowledge of shapes forms the basis of all learning and is essential for preparing children for reading, writing and mathematics.

While reinforcing learning about shapes, this app also enhances abilities such as understanding instructions, recognition, naming, assessment of differences, counting, co-ordination, observation and logical deduction. Lively Irish music, full voice over and sound effects accompany the games and Lucky the Leprechaun responds to the child’s efforts with positive encouragement and congratulations as appropriate. Throughout the games, Lucky the Leprechaun responds to the child’s efforts with positive encouragement and congratulations as appropriate.

Correct answers make the shapes turn to golden coins that drop into Lucky’s pot of gold with a satisfying jingle. There are prizes in the form of virtual stickers to be chosen and collected every time the child completes a series of four games. Using the stickers the child is able to build their own unique scene which also serves as an indicator to the parents of how many games the child has successfully completed.

Via the parental settings, the app can be customised to offer only those games an individual child is comfortable with. The settings also enable selecting which colours and shapes to include in the games, thereby enabling parents to introduce specific shapes and colour as the child progresses with their learning.

Explore and Learn Shapes reinforces abilities such as:
* Naming shapes
* Colour recognition
* Assessment of difference
* Counting
* Understanding relative sizes
* Understanding instructions
* Co-ordination
* Observation and memory
* Logical deduction

Language Support:
English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 18.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Explore and Learn Shapes 1.01, normally $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), will be free for a limited time from March 16th – March 18th, 2013, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Mediakitchen is a UK based development studio and publisher founded by Paul Steven. Since 1998, Paul has developed several hundred interactive games across many platforms, the vast majority being educational games for children. Copyright (C) 2013 Mediakitchen. 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.

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