Computer Explorers Releases TechStars iOS App for Preschoolers

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Computer Explorers, a technology education provider for preschool and elementary school students, partnered with Playrific to develop an iOS app for preschoolers. The TechStars Technology Education for Kids app has videos, games and activities for children ages 3 to 5 focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math, and is available in Apple’s App Store.

COMPUTER EXPLORERS TechStars curriculum

Children’s technology education provider Computer Explorers’ latest tool for helping its TechStars preschool students learn is the TechStars Technology Education for Kids iOS app. The free app allows 3- to 5-year-old students to continue their TechStars science, technology, engineering, art and math learning experience outside the classroom on an iPhone or iPad. It was designed by Playrific, the kids’ app publisher that recently partnered with Toys R Us to provide a safe app for that company’s kids tablet device.

“We provided a way for the kids in the TechStars classroom to continue to enhance the experience in their homes," says Playrific founder and CEO Beth Marcus.

When kids open up the app, they see TechStars mascot CT driving a train full of learning with four cars, one for each category of videos, games and activities: science, math, technology and arts. Touching a car takes them to six options, which will change seasonally to reflect changes in the lessons they’re learning during the year in their TechStars classes.

“By using the app, children can explore digital media and have interactive experiences with the adults in their lives as they have with other children in the classroom while learning about science, technology, engineering and math,” says Computer Explorers Curriculum and Program Development Director Elizabeth Marion.

TechStars parents can download the TechStars Technology Education for Kids app from Apple’s App Store for free, but will need a login name and passwords from their child’s TechStars teacher. Even without a password, parents can access some introductory materials that provide a taste of the learning experience TechStars has to offer.

Preschools and parents can learn more about TechStars Technology Education for Kids and the TechStars curricula by visiting the Computer Explorers website. Email Computer Explorers’ ryoung(at)iced(dot)net or call her at 800-531-5053 for more information.

Computer Explorers is a technology education provider that helps preschool and elementary-aged children reach their full potential by using technology as a tool to engage them, enhance the educational process and prepare them for the future. Preschool and elementary administrators should contact Computer Explorers to find out how to bring TechStars programs into their schools. Parents are invited to use Computer Explorers’ program locator to find TechStars programs close to home.

Playrific makes apps kids love. The Playrific house brand of direct-to-consumer Play & Learn iOS and Android apps have been downloaded over 300,000 times this year. The company’s patent-pending Mobilize Your Content™ publishing platform was developed through three years of extensive user-testing and data-collection. COPPA Compliant by design, it provides content owners & brands with a quick and economical way to launch special-purpose mobile apps designed to engage – and draw insights from – young consumers.

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