Montreal, Canada – Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company, and the developer of the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! online learning program, today announces that its latest educational gaming app – Max & Ruby Science Educational Games – is now available in the App Store. An important addition to its award winning i Learn With suite of early childhood educational apps, the Max & Ruby App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch teaches children about coordination and motion, and introduces them to the properties of objects, materials and liquids in a way that is truly fun and educational.

The new science app features Max & Ruby, the hilarious bunny siblings from Nelvana’s much loved animated series, which airs on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and is based on the books by internationally acclaimed author Rosemary Wells. Here, Max and his older sister Ruby can be seen in three different games, having fun as they learn about shapes, the properties of objects and the effect of water in its different states. The third game will allow children to realize their creativity by creating their own Max & Ruby world, while playing with characters from the series.

“Max & Ruby science educational games is very dear to us, not only because of the amazing characters but because it explores new subjects and teaches kids innovative and important real-life concepts like inertia, weight, speed and water states,” said Pierre Le Lann, Co-Manager of Tribal Nova. “We hope that after playing with the app, children will want to try their new knowledge out in the real world.”

The i Learn With app series is a curriculum-oriented, game-based school readiness program for children ages 3 to 6. Based on National Standards and designed with the help of teachers and developmental experts, this suite of educational apps includes games that teach math, language, literacy, healthy development and more. The program adjusts the level of difficulty for each child, recommends personalized learning paths and integrates highly engaging rewards for educational achievements.

About Nelvana:
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana is comprised of Nelvana Studio and Nelvana Enterprises and owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. Nelvana Studio produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and Nelvana Enterprises distributes and operates the content globally covering broadcast, home entertainment, and the consumer products programs for our series. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 3,800 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys(R) and Geminis.

All apps from the i Learn With series are available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide tracking across multiple iOS devices. Children can start playing on an iPad, for example, and later continue playing on their parent’s iPhone at the same level where they left off, without losing any of their progress or rewards.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 63.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Max & Ruby science educational games 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A single In-App Purchase of just $2.99 (USD) will unlock over 40 new levels. The app is available in both English and French. For more information visit Tribal Nova online.

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Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company, is a leading developer and publisher of educational programs, games and apps for young children. Tribal Nova products feature many favorite children’s TV characters and can be accessed across several platforms, including online and on tablet and mobile devices. The company publishes the i Learn With educational program for tablets and touch devices played by millions of children across the globe. Tribal Nova also operates the PBS KIDS PLAY! online service in partnership with PBS and Bayam in partnership with Bayard. For more information visit website. Copyright (C) 2013 Tribal Nova. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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