iKIDS / MOBILE
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.
Featured iKids / iKIDS
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.
NEWS / TV
In a first for the event, YouTube’s Head of Family/EDU Malik Ducard will deliver the opening day Keynote address at Kidscreen Summit 2015. The full conference agenda is also now available.
BROADCASTER / BROADCASTING / TV
Kidscreen got a chance to check in with the first group of writers selected for Disney’s inaugural writing program designed to foster creative ideas and develop the next generation of original, live-action comedy series creators.
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.
- The woman behind Nick’s golden age of animation (Huffington Post)
- Zynga gets into licensing with Looney Tunes-branded endless runner game (VentureBeat)
- The top toy brands winning at social media for the holiday shopping season (AdWeek)
- Parents may be having too much fun with Elf on the Shelf. Happy holidays everyone! (Mashable)
Viacom International Media Networks is making major push into the Middle East, with three new 24-hour channels going live January 5.