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Amazon launches exclusive Fireman Sam app

In a move that expands the digital content library of its exclusive Fireman Sam hub on, Mattel has released Fireman Sam: Hero Adventures, a new Android preschool app from its HIT Entertainment division.

Kavaleer and Cortechs embark on brainy gaming venture

In a partnership that’s taking educational mobile game content to heady new levels, two Irish companies, Kavaleer Productions and neuroscience lab Cortechs, have joined forces to launch a suite of brain-fitness apps for kids with autism and ADHD.

ABC Kids iview hits the App Store

Australian preschool broadcaster ABC Kids and internet TV service ABC iview have launched ABC Kids iview, a new free iPad app targeting preschoolers that offers a robust library of popular content in an ad-free, parent- and caregiver-controlled environment.

Rainbow teaches toonmaking to kids

Italian animation studio Rainbow has teamed up with Rome’s family-friendly Explora Museum on an interactive, creativity-based experience for kids called the Rainbow Cartoon Lab.

Marco Polo Learning brings encyclopedias into the 21st century

iKids Weekly checks in with Justin Hsu, co-founder and president at New York-based developer Marco Polo Learning, to get the lowdown on how the company’s experiential preschool apps Ocean and Weather have reached nearly two million downloads in less than a year.

Divine design: The top 5 paid apps for kids six to eight

The question of how to make an app stand out on overcrowded digital shelves is a perpetual one. But a glance at apps currently proving to be successful for indie app developers, reveals that design truly matters. In fact, This week’s top paid smartphone apps for kids ages six to eight, as ranked by App Annie, are loaded with visually stunning graphics that captivate kids and get their imaginations going.

Disney Junior rounds up more Sheriff Callie

After a successful app-first launch and television run, animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West has been picked up for a second season by Disney Junior.

Corus takes on TV Everywhere apps for kids channels

Corus is launching a series of TV Everywhere apps for its kids channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon, starting this spring. The cable channels’ Canadian linear subscribers will be able to stream and download shows like Mike the Knight (pictured) on the go.

From paper to pixels

As schools and content producers continue to incorporate STEM learning concepts into curriculum and kids entertainment properties, a new St. Louis-based company called Pixel Press is developing apps for kids who may not be that into programming or coding, but still want to feed their open play and creative drives.

Ready for BrODDcast

In an effort to make animation easier to create and more accessible to the masses, L.A.-based cross-platform content creator Fuel Entertainment (Leafy Landings) is launching BrODDcast, a digital real-time puppetry and animation tool targeting YouTube creators and would-be entertainers.


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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