Playrific Partners with Computer Explorers to Develop High Tech Learning Experience for Young Children/Educators

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Playrific’s Enhanced User Interface to Extend eStars Program; 33,000+ Kids per Week to Benefit

Playrific, a leading digital media technology provider for children, announced today that it has partnered with Computer Explorers, providers of technology based classes for children ages three and up, to bring an enhanced technological learning experience to the classroom. Through a joint effort, Playrific will support Computer Explorers nearly 33,000 students worldwide via a customized web app launching March 21st. For a limited time, members of the general public can use the service at http://www.computerexplorers.com/estars.

The new partnership is expected to benefit not only both companies, but most importantly the students and educators worldwide. “By syncing our classroom expertise and learning methodology with their technology we’re able to provide an unparalleled user experience,” said Carol Hadley, President of Computer Explorers. “As classroom technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we’re now positioned to offer solutions unlike anyone else as we launch our eStars program in partnership with Playrific.”

Computer Explorers offers fun, exciting technology courses and activities for children, adults and families, reinforcing core academic learning through their technology resources. Using its unique TechStars™ curriculum written by educators for educators, teachers have the ability to prepare students of today for the academic and technology worlds of tomorrow. As the curriculum meets and/or exceeds the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the classroom experience provides everything necessary for teachers to surpass all expectations and guidelines.

“Sometimes things happen for a reason. We met Carol and her team at the recent Dust or Magic event and the rest is history,” said Beth Marcus, Playrific CEO. “This new partnership with Computer Explorers showcases the power of Playrific’s publishing platform to offer a fun, safe and superior user experience for kids in the classroom, or in the home.”

Playrific is the only service to allow children the ability to safely explore a broad range of parent-and-educator-approved digital content: videos, online games, books, songs, drawing and coloring apps and more -- all on their own. Playrific’s team of educators, experts and algorithms find and curate content from across the web to match each child's interests. Each account is regularly refreshed based on a child's browsing history (likes and dislikes) as well as the viewing habits and trends of children with similar tastes and interests.

About Playrific:
Providing screen time parents can feel good about, Playrific is the only commercially available product that makes it simple to provide children age two to 10 with digital content that reflects their likes and interests. Whether it's photos of baby animals, games that incorporate dinosaurs, or commercial-free episodes featuring favorite characters, Playrific locates, curates and offers personalized content that would otherwise take parents hours to assemble for their child. The free Playrific web app can be accessed from any web-enabled device – the company also offers an iOS app via the App Store, and expects to release its Android app later this year.

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http://www.playrific.com
twitter.com/Playrific
facebook.com/Playrific

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