KIBOOMU Apps for Children Teach Music and Reading Appreciation

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The digital age combines with traditional children’s songs in applications designed and created by KIBOOMU. The Montreal-based development company specializes in musical iPhone and iPad apps for kids. The firm, co-founded by Wendy Wiseman and Sherry Segal, currently has four applications available, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old MacDonald, ABC Song from their Piano Series, and their newest Song, Puzzle & Coloring Pages app - Toddler Sing & Learn.

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The digital age combines with traditional children’s songs in applications designed and created by KIBOOMU. The Montreal-based development company specializes in musical iPhone and iPad apps for kids. The firm, co-founded by Wendy Wiseman and Sherry Segal, currently has four applications available, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old MacDonald, ABC Song from their Piano Series, and their newest Song, Puzzle & Coloring Pages app - Toddler Sing & Learn.

“We 100 percent believe that music makes learning fun,” said Segal and Wiseman. “The name KIBOOMU is inspired by our professions. It’s a celebration of our professional experience – everything of value we’ve learned along the way and that we now apply to KIBOOMU.”

Wiseman and Segal officially launched KIBOOMU in January 2010. Their iPhone and iPad apps have proven wildly popular with children and parents, and their products have been highlighted in a wide variety of media. The apps feature colorful keyboards and bright graphics, songs, puzzles & coloring pages.

All three Piano apps feature four ways to play – letter, Karaoke and two learning modes. Children are introduced to animal and instrument sounds throughout, and the apps can be played in English, French and Spanish. The apps combine touch, color, sound and music for an ideal learning experience that’s also entertaining. The newest app features 10 sing-along songs, 10 Puzzles & 10 Coloring Pages.

The idea for KIBOOMU came about when the duo found themselves unemployed in 2009. They decided to join forces and use their creative talents to form a new company. Wiseman is a singer and songwriter and Segal is a children’s book publisher. Their complimentary talents proved to be a winning combination and KIBOOMU was born. The KI in KIBOOMU stands for kids. BOO is for books, representing Segal’s profession. The MU stands for music, which was Wiseman’s background.

All four music apps are listed consistently on “What’s Hot,” and “New and
Noteworthy” on iTunes. The apps also appeared on the Marilyn Denis Show (CTV) and in the iLounge Top 100 Apps for 2010 and received the Creative Child Toys Award 2010 and Parent Tested Parent Approved Award in 2011.

The apps are highly popular with children and garnered rave reviews from parents. Segal and Wiseman have been featured in a wide range of media and online venues, including Babble.com, Canada.com, the HuffingtonPost.com, iPhone Life Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Families, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun and TwitterMoms.com.

KIBOOMU.com maintains a blog that features a comprehensive array of crafts,
activities, printable materials, and educational songs and lyrics. The site also contains recipes and iPhone apps for kids. The activities are suitable for preschool, daycare, kindergarten and home-schooled children. The blog receives over 40,000 unique views each month, and 200,000 page views per month.

The talents of Wiseman and Segal were a perfect fit for the creation of the apps.
Wiseman, an award-winning entrepreneur, is also a platinum award-winning singer and songwriter with over 20 years in sales and marketing. She built her children’s education music company, KIDZUP, from scratch in her home garage in 1994. Wiseman operated KIDZUP for 15 years and sold it to her former partner in 2009.

She received the Top 100 Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award and the Profit 100 Award as one of Canada’s top 100 companies. She’s been the focus in a variety of broadcast and print media. Wiseman and her husband, Mark Diamond, also co-founded a foundation that feeds and vaccinates millions of children worldwide. Wiseman and Segal are the exclusive distributors of the award-winning KIDZUP digital music library of over 150 music albums that are available at the iTunes Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kidzup/id3997790?ign-mpt=uo%3D4.

Segal is a former schoolteacher and an-award winning book publisher. Her publications have been translated into dozens of languages for sale worldwide. With almost 15 years of marketing and sales experience, she’s worked for prestigious Fortune 500 companies that include Reader’s Digest and Pearson Education. Segal became the vice-president of publishing at KIDZUP in 2006 and promoted to president in 2009.

Fans can follow KIBOOMU on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes and Facebook. Visitors can also register for the site’s RSS feed.

KIBOOMU apps are an ideal way for children to learn while having fun. The
applications provide an entertaining way of introducing children to technology that makes learning fun and easy, while instilling a love of music and reading that will last a lifetime.

KIBOOMU can be reached by email at wendy@kiboomu.com. For more information, visit the website at http://www.kiboomu.com.

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