New Kindergarten Readiness App, From FamilyEducation and Funbrain Jr., Now Available on App Store

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Trusted Publishers for Parents and Kids Team Up to Develop Tool for Kindergarten Preparation

Long-trusted as a premier parenting site, FamilyEducation teamed up with Funbrain Jr. to match essential kindergarten readiness skills with fun and engaging games and active play ideas.

It’s kindergarten registration time -- an important time for parents of preschoolers, as they are faced with determining whether their child is ready for this big step. Now parents can get the help they need with that decision with the new Kindergarten Readiness app for iPad® and iPhone®. Developed by the parenting experts at FamilyEducation and featuring the loveable characters from Funbrain Jr.™, the app is a fun and engaging tool to help children get ready for kindergarten.

Available for download on the App StoreSM, the Kindergarten Readiness app helps parents discover the skills that their preschoolers will need for kindergarten using a comprehensive and interactive checklist. The checklist includes skills in the areas of early math and literacy; cognitive development; self-care and motor skills; and social/communication skills.

Young learners can then practice those kindergarten readiness skills, such as identifying alphabet letters or tracing basic shapes, right within the app, through games provided by Funbrain Jr., as well as through suggestions for enriching activities parents and kids can do together. All activities are available within the app. For example, children can practice recognizing rhyming sounds by playing Funbrain Jr.’s “Rhyme Time” game or by playing “Nursery Rhyme Jumble” with their parents. Once the game is won, the child earns a virtual sticker and the skill is automatically checked off the list.

“Long-trusted as a premier parenting site, FamilyEducation teamed up with Funbrain Jr. to match essential kindergarten readiness skills with fun and engaging games and active play ideas,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation and Funbrain Jr. “Our new app provides parents with an effective and easy-to-use tool for helping their kids get ready for kindergarten.”

The Kindergarten Readiness App is available for iPad 2, 3, and 4, and iPhone 4 and 5 for $1.99. No in-app purchases are necessary to access all content.

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About Family Education ( and Funbrain Jr. (
FamilyEducation is the leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, printables, skill-building exercises and activities for children. FamilyEducation is dedicated to educating parents and parents-to-be, so they can raise healthy, educated and well-rounded children.

Funbrain Jr. (“A Fun Place to Learn”) helps preschoolers and kindergartners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging games, stories and printables. Kids will love playing and learning with Funbrain Jr., and parents will love that they’re building math, early literacy and problem-solving skills, while also developing important computer skills. Come discover our world – sit together and play, or let your little learner explore Funbrain Jr. independently – it’s up to you!

FamilyEducation and Funbrain Jr. are published by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.

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