Little Phoenix Interactive has won a coveted Editor’s Choice Award for its popular preschool app Cutie Monsters Jigsaw Puzzles. The Editors Choice Seal is awarded by the Children’s Technology Review in recognition of “excellence in design”.
“Children’s Technology Review's Editor's Choice Awards are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are “no fail” products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.” Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D. (Editor of Children’s Technology Review)
The Children’s Technology Review was created in 1993 to promote a better understanding of children’s software. CTR editors recommend software or apps that receive a 4.2 (out of 5) star rating or better; a product must get a least a 4.4 star rating to get an Editor’s Choice Award. Cutie Monsters Jigsaw Puzzles received a rating of 4.5 stars.
About Cutie Monsters Jigsaw Puzzles (excerpt from Children’s Technology Review)
Want to learn to count to ten? Each page of this ten screen storybook features a playful (non-scary) monster with names like Blushy, Toothy, Golly, Taily, Blobby, Growly and Snouty. There's one for each numeral, from 1 to 10.
You can have the story read out loud, read it yourself with touch-and-hear text, or (the best part) assemble the monsters as a jigsaw puzzle.
The puzzles are easy to solve (with just three or four pieces), and they do a nice job tying story and numeral concepts together.
Ages: 1-4. Platform: iPad. Teaches/Purpose:
Paul Smith, Director at Little Phoenix Interactive, expressed his excitement at having won the award; “ it’s fantastic to be recognized. The Children’s Technology Review has been a leader in reviewing children’s software products for over 20 years. In such a competitive industry, we are thrilled to have received an award for design excellence.”
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