Avokiddo Emotions App Deemed Perfect Icebreaker to Begin the School Year

Critically acclaimed app developer Avokiddo is proud to announce the availability of Avokiddo Emotions. With school back in session and many youngsters attending for perhaps the first time, now is the perfect opportunity to discover this gem.
Sept. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Orlando, FL

Outstanding, brilliant and innovative are just a few of the accolades reviewers have piled on the delightful new app from the makers of the beloved Beck and Bo. This unique app is designed to expose preschoolers to emotions and feelings through interactions with a highly expressive zebra, sheep and giraffe. Since its release on July 11, 2013, Avokiddo Emotions (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avokiddo-emotions-playful/id661758013?ls=1&mt=8) has been featured on the Main Banner in the Education section of the App Store in the US, Canada, UK and 10 other countries and received a designation as New and Noteworthy from Apple’s Editors.

Avokiddo Emotions was carefully crafted to encourage creativity and use of imagination. It's much like Barbie dolls parents may have played with as children. These animals are special though because they respond to being dressed up, fed and given a shiny toy. Play is open ended and self-directed so kids can enjoy experimenting with cause and effect to see the hilarious reactions of the animals.

The app realistically replicates exchanges played out daily in preschools around the world. The tearful response when a child takes a toy from another closely mirrors the dismay of the giraffe when his favorite flute is removed. The app gives tikes an opportunity to personally relate to the animals’ emotions and thereby internalize important life lessons they will need in school and in all social exchanges. “We've seen toddlers as young as two absolutely enthralled with the app, and surprisingly, their school age siblings, teens and even parents seem to enjoy it just as much,” said Elpida Voulgari, co-founder of Avokiddo.

The app features:
* unlimited combinations of hats, glasses, clothing, wigs, toys, musical instruments, food and slurp-worthy drinks to share with the four-legged buddies
* dozens of richly nuanced reactions and complex emotions expressed through body language
* lively music, elaborately themed backgrounds and authentic sound effects
* an ability to save creations to the camera roll for sharing and storytelling
* child friendly, language neutral interface without need for verbal or written directions

Jayne Clare, co-founder of Teachers With Apps and a leader in introducing educational technology into classrooms tagged Avokiddo Emotions as “the perfect icebreaker” and has called it “an extraordinary educational tool.” According to Ms. Clare, “dealing with social and emotional health at a very young age is of utmost importance,” and she believes Avokiddo’s app “can help children become more aware of their emotional connection with what they feel.”

Exploring emotions and learning to read body language, encouraging imagination and creative expression through pretend play; building language and an ability to follow directions; and developing empathy are a few of the recognized educational benefits seen from use of the app. Avokiddo Emotions has also been known to induce a serious case of the giggles, so perhaps parents will see smiles rather than tear-stained faces on little ones going to school for the first time.

A video trailer is available here: http://youtu.be/TaI0OijZupo

Pricing and Availability:
Avokiddo Emotions - Playful learning for kids is currently priced at $1.99 and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category and through Amazon in the Kids category.
iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avokiddo-emotions-playful/id661758013 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avokiddo-emotions-playful...)
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Avokiddo-Emotions-Playful-learning-kids/dp/B00DO6BPVA

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - Requires iOS 5.1 - 128 MB
* Android/Kindle Fire - Requires Android 2.2 - 108.8 MB

About Avokiddo:
Avokiddo is a creative studio specializing in the development of quality educational apps for children. The company is known for its award-winning educational app Beck and Bo (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beck-and-bo/id557624393) that has received excellent reviews and feedback from respected reviewers, parents, kids and educators. As a MOMs with Apps member, Avokiddo follows the "Know What's Inside" best practices for kids' apps. More information on the company, its activities, updates and new releases can be found on the company’s website http://www.avokiddo.com and Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/avokiddo
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