NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiggly, the award-winning makers of tablet smart toys for preschoolers, and Sesame Workshop have partnered to develop an exciting new connected app experience, SESAME STREET ALPHABET KITCHEN. Available Thursday, November 26th, just in time for the holidays, this early literacy app invites kids to build words, explore language patterns and discover sounds while creating cookies with Cookie Monster.
What makes this product unique is the careful integration of physical gameplay with Tiggly Words toys. For the first time, children can play with their favorite Sesame Street Muppet™ friend, Cookie Monster, and their favorite Tiggly toys. With an engaging original storyline, new animated video developed specifically for the app and tactile play enabled with Tiggly Words, the app is an engaging educational experience for young learners.
Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen app will be available as part of the Tiggly Words Learning System, but can also be played without Tiggly toys. The app addresses key educational and social needs of the preschool audience, and the physical play provides a powerful learning experience for preschoolers. For example, when children choose vowels to make new words, they hear all the letter sounds, and how they are blended to make complete words, which can strengthen early literacy skills. After making word cookies, kids have fun eating the cookies themselves or sharing them with Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster's silly reactions provide an opportunity to think about these kinds of social choices and he also models self-control while waiting for the cookies. All of this is possible because of Tiggly's cutting edge technology.
"New research tells us adding a tactile dimension to digital learning enhances children's learning experience on their tablets," said Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder of Tiggly. "It's truly an honor for us to see Sesame Workshop believe in our mission and support our important movement to bring physical play into children's digital sandbox."
"For over 45 years, Sesame Workshop's recipe for success lies in combining our research-driven curriculum with the sophisticated use of media and the latest technology," added Scott Chambers, SVP of Worldwide Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. "Cookie Monster's hilarious obsession with his favorite food paired with key literacy lessons provides kids with a unique and engaging learning experience the whole family can enjoy."
Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen will be available on Thursday, November 26th, for download on the Apple App Store for $2.99, or is available for free as part of the Tiggly Words Learning System -- five specially designed vowel toys that interact with 4 included apps.
Tiggly is a New York based learning company that revolutionized children's digital play by bringing tactile play with real toys to tablets. Tiggly develops interactive smart toys that children can play with directly on their tablet screens, allowing early learners to benefit from tactile play, which is critical for their learning and development. For more information, visit www.tiggly.com
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.sesameworkshop.org
Tiggly: Azadeh Jamalian; 646-732-4907; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sesame Workshop: Alicia Durand; 212-875-6223; Alicia.email@example.com
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