iTikes™ Tech Meets Play August 2012

Little Tikes® Pioneers Technology Enhanced Educational Toys

Aug 09, 2012, 18:56 ET from MGA Entertainment

VAN NUYS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Tikes® has delivered an engaging play experience for more than 40 years and is keeping that heritage alive with groundbreaking toys in 2012. This month, Little Tikes® extends their classic brand of toy play into a revolutionary level of learning with the launch of iTikes™, a dynamic line of pre-school toys that can be enhanced through the advanced technology of Apple mobile digital devices. Designed to be enjoyed on their own and with extended capability through exclusively designed free iTikes™ Apps, iTikes™ inspires the love of learning and creates a world of discovery using smart technology and rich, engaging content. iTikes™ products are suitable for kids three years old and up.


The following iTikes™ products will debut at retail this month:

iTikes™ Canvas: The iTikes™ Canvas transforms the iPad into a fun and easy to use drawing pad.  Without the App the toy comes with a classic magnetic doodle board. With the App the play is expanded. Draw with the conductive pen, play interactive learning games, and press the shapes on the sides to magically stamp images on to your work of art. Price: $39.99; Compatible with iPad, iPad 2 and the New iPad.

iTikes™ Piano:  The iTikes™ Piano is the first toy keyboard that teaches kids how to actually play and read music. Without a device, the keyboard comes with four songs built in that can be played in four modes:  Freeplay, Stepper, Solo and Playback. With the App, kids can learn pitch training, sight reading and music theory. Price: $49.99; Compatible with all Apple mobile digital devices.

iTikes™ Map: The iTikes™ Map and companion App are jam-packed with content.  By itself the map comes with a smart-pen that recognizes the images on the map.  Through the eyes of the device camera and the technology of Augmented Reality, the map virtually turns into a lifelike playground. Price: $59.99; Compatible with all iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 4s and iPod touch 3 and 4.

iTikes™ Microscope:  The iTikes™ Microscope lets the child explore using a real lens-based microscope to examine and interact with 36 actual specimens. With the App, the specimens come to life with interactive 3D images and animated fun facts. Price: $89.99; Compatible with all Apple mobile digital devices.

All iTikes Apps can be downloaded for free on

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iTikes™ products are not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Apple Inc.

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Susan Hale
MGA Entertainment

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