Kids today start out on tablets and phones at a very young age. I do see the importance of limiting screen time but for those times they do get to enjoy some tech then I find it is important to let them play age appropriate apps. Stan Lee’s Kids Universe from Playing Forward is a new app specifically designed to support kids’ social-emotional development through entertaining storytelling, movie-quality visual effects and the use of augmented reality.
Designed with preschoolers in mind Playing Forward bases its app designs on extensive research in the field of social-emotional learning and beta-tested its apps with over 300 children in 18 classrooms across the United States and Canada.
Playing Forward is a transformational technology studio that creates digital experiences that ignite children’s imaginations. The story can be experienced in two ways: as a ‘bedtime story’ that can be read along with in 3D, and as a much more active ‘exploration’ in augmented reality, encouraging the reader to move around and experience the story from multiple perspectives.
With Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Dex T-Rex is the first character for young kids from Marvel Comics maestro Stan Lee. The app stars and follows Dex T-Rex as he realizes that his version of playing may be too rough on the world around him. Kids following Dex T-Rex learn and grow critical social skills such as understanding how their actions affect others.
According to studies, social emotional development is key to success in school and in life. Playing Forward’s name comes from the fact that the company is “playing it forward” to give every child the very best shot at a happy childhood and a successful adulthood.
John Attard and Victor Talbot founded Playing Forward after years of entertainment industry successes — including an Academy Award for Visual Effects. They have worked on 100+ films, television & digital series, Broadway & Off-Broadway shows and more. In addition to the VX Oscar for Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, notable projects include work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney); The Jungle Book (Disney); Superman vs. Batman (Warner Bros.); Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel); and Avengers 3 (Marvel).
Playing Forward has launched two other character-driven apps based on books as well including: a Penguin Publishing classic (“MAXI THE TAXI DOG”) and Lizzy’s World featuring the STEAM-powered character from a new independent book series (“IT’S JUST SO…”).
Playing Forward CONTEST
To celebrate the launch of these new apps, Playing Forward is running a contest with the Grand Prize being a whirlwind STEAM-powered weekend of play and exploration in Manhattan!
- The Grand Prize includes air transportation, a two night hotel stay, a Visa gift card to cover meals, and various museum tickets for a family of four
- It will also include personalized experiences at two of Manhattan’s most unique museums – the Natural History Museum & the Children’s Museum of the Arts
- The contest’s runner-up will win an NEW Apple iPad
Click HERE to find out all the information about the contest and to enter for your chance to WIN!
Implement quiet tech time for kids and make it productive screen time at the same time. With these apps they will have fun AND learn valuable aspects of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)! In Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, lovable Dex learns how actions affect others and that means your little ones will learn that too!
Download Stan Lee’s Kids Universe for iOs and Andriod today.