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Angry Birds creator enters early education realm

Furthering the scope of its popular Angry Birds property, Finland's Rovio Entertainment has unveiled Angry Birds Playground, a brand new educational program offering fun and creative new learning experiences for young children inside and outside classrooms.
September 9, 2013

Furthering the scope of its ever-growing Angry Birds property, Finland’s Rovio Entertainment has unveiled Angry Birds Playground, a brand new educational program offering fun and creative new learning experiences for young children inside and outside classrooms.

Based on expertise from the Finnish National Curriculum for Kindergarten and created in collaboration with the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki, the concept supports early learning in areas such as math, language, music, arts and crafts and social and physical education.

Asia will be the first launching pad for the initiative as Rovio has secured a preliminary agreement with China’s 123 Education Development to open new learning facilities in the country. The inaugural Angry Birds Playground is set to open in a 123 Early Childhood Learning Centre in Shanghai.

The program will provide the center with designated classroom and play zones featuring Angry Birds learning materials including activity books, toys, physical games, educational posters, mobile math resources, reference books, a five-string instrument, game cards and physical activity games on an interactive whiteboard.

Rovio’s latest concept continues its ongoing strategy to explore science and education and comes on the heels of its existing partnerships with NASA, CERN, and National Geographic Society.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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