PALO ALTO (July 27, 2010) – Independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose wins three Parent’s Choice Gold Awards for their iPhone apps, Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Duck Duck Moose was the only publisher to receive three Gold Awards – the top honors given by Parents’ Choice Foundation – in the Mobile Apps category.
“For toddlers who are eager to learn, try Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Wheels on the Bus. The creative team at Duck Duck Moose has created – and delivered – exquisite lessons of cause and effect with a charming and whimsical touch,” writes Parents’ Choice Foundation.
The three Duck Duck Moose apps are interactive musical books, based on the popular children’s songs. Parents’ Choice Foundation describes them as the “21st century version of the classic nursery rhyme.” Musical options include different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian) and instruments (violin, cello, piano, and even a kazoo). The apps are designed for young children to touch and explore the colorful, interactive illustrations. Children and parents can also record their own voices and versions of the songs.
The Parents’ Choice Awards program is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media. The Parents’ Choice Awards program honors the best material for children. The Parents’ Choice Awards committees look for products that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity. Judges are interested in how a product helps a child grow: socially, intellectually, emotionally, ethically, and physically.
Pricing and Availability:
Wheels on the Bus and Itsy Bitsy Spider are available for the iPhone/iPod touch on iTunes for $0.99. Old MacDonald is available for the iPhone/iPod touch on iTunes for $1.99.
Duck Duck Moose is the award-winning creator of educational children’s applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It was founded in 2008 by three friends who are parents themselves, and share a passion for children, music, education, design, and play. Duck Duck Moose’s top-selling iPhone apps include: Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Fish School, and Baa Baa Black Sheep. Wheels on the Bus was featured as one of The New York Times’ “Best iPhone Apps for Kids” and won the KAPi Award for “Best Children’s App” at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Five of the company’s products have also won the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design, and three have won the Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Duck Duck Moose. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.