COMPANIES / TV
Paris-based producer/distributor Cyber Group Studios and The Jim Henson Company have joined forces for the first time in a co-production collaboration that will see two new book-based animated children’s series come to market.
COMPANIES / iKIDS
A new study from research, consulting and innovation firm PlayScience sheds light on parents’ perceptions about their kids technology and media use and finds a child’s gender plays a significant role.
The company’s app/physical toy game Tiggly Counts has been found to improve early numbers skills by 71%. It’s now turning its attention to letter-based learning. iKids Weekly takes a look at how Tiggly is continuing to bridge the gap between hands-on and electronic learning in the app market with its latest product Tiggly spells.
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