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Study: New tech toy boosts early math skills

A new study from New York-based PlayCollective has found that young children who played with Tiggly’s new interactive learning toy, and its line of math-based apps, were able to improve their early number skills by as much as 71% in the span of just two weeks.


Disney Junior presses play on new app for Europe

Disney EMEA has launched brand-new app, Disney Junior TV Favourites, which will enable viewers in the Nordics, the Netherlands and Austria to buy digital copies of the channel’s shows for the first time.


Amazon licenses a whack of new content for FreeTime Unlimited

Looking to further fuel its Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, the retail giant is adding a load of new content to its FreeTime Unlimited subscription service from the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, Toca Boca and Sesame Workshop.


The top five iPad apps for nine to 11s

By age nine, kids are already well-practiced at swiping through apps on tablets and smartphones. As these young digital connoisseurs continue to rank tablets as a top play product, iKids Weekly looks at which iPad apps are making waves in this demo. Names like Toca Boca and Disney are topping the paid and grossing charts.


Popcornflix app launches on Xbox One with kids portal

TV and movie streaming service Popcornflix is rolling out its Popcornflix app, featuring the Popcornflix Kids portal, on Xbox One, for users in the US and Canada.


Scandi pubcasters get the Gigglebug

Finland’s Gigglebug Entertainment has secured a bunch of new presales for its Gigglebug preschool toon, which is now in production for an April 2016 delivery.


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Our fall edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the migration of virtual worlds to mobile, how to find success in the mobile education space, wearable tech for kids and much more.

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