The BBC’s youngest of viewers will now have new ways to interact with show content with the release of the CBeebies Playtime app for iOS and Android devices.
Available to kids in the UK, the gaming app will include four games featuring Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble. There’s also a dedicated Grown-ups area, where parents can record messages for their kids and find out about each game’s learning benefits.
Profiles can be created for up to four children, which will allow users to collect CBeebies bugs as rewards for their progress. The four games included in the app are Alphablocks Word Magic, which is designed to hone reading and writing skills, the missions-based Octonauts Cadet Training, coloring-themed Something Special Paint Pop and Tree Fu Tom Chuckleberry Chase, which focuses on children’s fine motor skill development.
The app is free to download and play with no in-app payments.
Meanwhile, CBeebies is staying busy beefing up its interactive content offering online through the CBeebies website and mobile website, which launched about a year ago. New games will be added online to accompany new CBeebies shows, including Sarah And Duck, Tiny Tumble and in particular Tee And Mo.