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Digital exploration and personalization: Top apps for under-fives

iKids Weekly looks at the top five iPad apps in the Apple App Store for kids ages five and under. Leading the charts across the board is a new app from Toca Boca called Toca Life: City, which lets kids become the masters of their own digital world.


Netflix Originals buys a preschool three-pack

Netflix is adding three new animated series to its budding lineup of preschool-geared Netflix Originals, including True & the Rainbow Kingdom (pictured) from Guru Studio, Home Plate Entertainment and i am OTHER.


Cheeky Little ramps up for Kazoops! launch

Sydney, Australia-based prodco Cheeky Little has begun production on its animated preschool series Kazoops! which will premiere on ABC Kids, CBeebies and Netflix in 2016.


Disney merges consumer products and interactive

Disney has combined two of its core business divisions – consumer products and interactive – into a single Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) arm in an effort to better meet changing consumer preferences in a technology-driven marketplace.


Sky developing dedicated kids app, scouting for kids content head

Following a major kids programming push last month, European pay-TV giant Sky is now working with London-headquartered digital studio ustwo on a dedicated children’s app.


Corus launches TreehouseGO

Corus Entertainment has made its move into the TV Everywhere space with the launch of TreehouseGO, now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play for smartphones and tablets.


Magazine

Our spring edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the looming rise of VR in kids entertainment, how MCNs are boosting the marketing might of kidsnets, and the rise of artificial intelligence in kids tech toys.

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