PALO ALTO (September 22, 2011) – Independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose wins two more Parents’ Choice Gold Awards for its mobile apps. Word Wagon and Musical Me! both won Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. All Duck Duck Moose titles have received Parents’ Choice Awards, and Duck Duck Moose is the only publisher that has received eight Parents’ Choice Awards in the Mobile Apps category.
Word Wagon is a letters and phonics learning app that includes more than 100 words (including Dolch words), each with engaging illustrations, animations, and sounds. Claire Green, President of Parents’ Choice, writes: “Levels throughout the categories… begin with learning the names of the letters, move to learning the sounds the letters make, and progress to mastering spelling words with up to six letters. Self-propelled learning may begin with a game, but it’s no joke. The app design takes touch screen technology seriously, and uses it to its age-appropriate best.”
Musical Me! is a music learning app that teaches children about notes, rhythm, pitch, and instruments. Claire Green, President of Parents’ Choice, writes: “Duck Duck Moose is back with a delightful introduction to the world of music…. Especially fun was the note pattern matching game where level one is a three-note pattern, level two four notes, and level three five notes…. Our testers found the “Notes” game the most instructive in which fledgling composers slide notes up and down the treble clef to play the note as shown, and then hear and see the note as it changes.”
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.
Duck Duck Moose is an 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 has created eight top-selling titles: Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Fish School, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Park Math, Word Wagon and Musical Me. Wheels on the Bus won the KAPi Award for “Best Children’s App” at the 2010 International CES and was featured as one of The New York Times’ “Best iPhone Apps for Kids.” Park Math won the “2010 Best Kids’ iPhone/iPod App of the Year Award” from iLounge. All of the company’s products have won Parents’ Choice Awards and the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 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.