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Thursday, December 18 2014 07:42

Sew Cool: Lalaloopsy Diner released for iOS...

Some sew-cool news for LALALOOPSY fans this morning - MGA Entertainment and Cupcake Digital have released an all-new iOS game, LALALOOPSY DINER! This new game for iPad and iPhone just hit the App Store for just 99 cents today and tomorrow only (it's $2.99 after that), and allows players to race the clock as they flip, grill, stack and serve delicious munchies with the yummiest ingredients in 40 levels of fun! Players can earn cool surprises, and add optional upgrades to make their diner the coolest place in town. Check out a video preview below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

mayalogo"¡Feliz cumpleaños!" In celebration of it's 10th anniversary, Scholastic Media'a award-winning TV series, MAYA & MIGUEL, just made it's way onto iTunes during the just-wrapped National Hispanic Heritage Month. All 65 episodes of the energetic animated adventures of 10-year-old twins Maya and Miguel Santos are now available for download on iTunes in a collection featuring six volumes for hours of entertainment and multicultural learning. To celebrate the release, Scholastic and THE ROCK FATHER have teamed-up for a giveaway in which one lucky family will receive a MAYA & MIGUEL Prize Pack containing a Spanish First Words book, an additional MAYA & MIGUEL title, and some cool temporary tattoos! Enter below...

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tigglypumpkinThis November, interactive learning company Tiggly will follow-up their award-winning Tiggly Shapes with the release of Tiggly Counts - "a revolutionary new way for kids to learn math." Inspired by the cuisenaire  rods  used  in  Montessori  education,  Tiggly  Counts  includes  a  set  of   five  colorful  counting  Toys  that  interact with  three  parent-and-educator­‐approved   Tiggly  iPad  learning  apps.  The  combination  of  physical  and  digital  play  helps  children   develop  their  number  sense,  counting  skills,  and  understanding  of  math  operations,   such  as  addition  and  subtraction. While the set won't be available until next month, Tiggly has teamed-up with THE ROCK FATHER to offer readers a chance to win a Tiggly Counts set of their own, and offer 30% off the normal price of $29.95 for those wishing to pre-order. Curious what more Tiggly has to offer? Check out the specs and enter to win below!

PBS KIDS VIPOn September 29, ARTHUR will begin it's 18th (yes, 18th!) season on PBS KIDS, bringing all-new adventures of the WGBH-produced series to families everywhere. Ahead of the new season comes ARTHUR'S BIG APP, designed to encourage positive social skills through fun and engaging multi-level games. Focusing on the values of friendship, teamwork and helping others, each game allows kids to explore Elwood City and interact with their favorite ARTHUR characters. Check out the specs below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

nickdoraappThe folks over at Nickelodeon have just launched a new DORA & FRIENDS Preschool App on iOS based on their new series, DORA & FRIENDS: INTO THE CITY. In this new adventure, kids can choose from ten locations from the series, including the Arco Iris Cafe, the magical cave and the beach; dozens of props like cameras, microphones and blankets; and several Latin-influenced musical tracks from the series to help bring the scene of their own creation to life. Users also can create up to four customized friends and select different hairstyles, facial features, outfits and even names, as well as record their own voices which can be incorporated into the story. Check out a trailer below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

51FXc2r3QbLEarlier this summer, Silver Dolphin Books and Skyreader Media teamed-up to launch a new series of Apps based on the popular TOTALLY MONSTER and PRETEND AND PLAY series' of board books for children under 5. While the Apps are available now as e-Books for the Apple iPad, we haven't experienced those since I've been maintaining my Apple-less stance and use none of their products aside from iTunes. But, news of their existence made a prime time for my little ones and I to take a peek at a couple of the books (TOTALLY MONSTER: BEST FRIENDS, and PRETEND AND PLAY: ON THE FARM), sent to Rock Father HQ by the folks at Silver Dolphin. They were well-received by my girls (particularly TOTALLY MONSTER), and make for some fun reading...

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