Elmo’s Monster Maker is ready for the holidays for both iphones and ipads. That’s right, for ipads! Elmo’s Monster Maker is now in HD.
Add dreidels, lights, peppermint candies and more to your new monster friends! It’s available on the iTunes App store and Elmo approves it.
Hooray for HD holiday cheer!
Posted by ABamber on Dec 14, 2010 in Balloonimals Pop
, iPhone Apps For Kids
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new app- Balloonimals Pop!
Balloonimals Pop! is a tilt to play game which is easy to play but difficult to master. Tilt to fly your favorite Balloonimals Friend, Ziggy the T-Rex through the forest, the sky and space while catching bubbles to keep him afloat. Ziggy doesn’t like sharp objects – so avoid the push-pins and pencils…. Or you’ll Pop!
Balloonimals Pop! is great for kids of all ages and even has an easy mode for the youngest of players. Fun sounds, silly animations, awesome powerups and incredibly action-packed gameplay will keep you coming back for more.
Balloonimals Pop!, the new app from the creators of Balloonimals, is coming soon to the App Store! Ziggy the T-Rex, star of Balloonimals Pop! stopped by the set of App Chat Live to discuss his new high-flying game with us.
AppChatLive: So Ziggy, tell us about your new game, Balloonimals Pop!
Ziggy: Well, I had developed a big following with my first app, Balloonimals, and I just thought,
“How could I challenge myself? What’s next in my career?” So naturally, I thought that I should be doing what balloons do best: fly!
We’d like to thank the Academy… I mean Parents’ Choice for recognizing our efforts in the area of awesome and fun entertainment for kids on a mobile electronic device. Elmo’s Monster Maker and Grover’s Number Special were both awarded Parents’ Choice Silver awards! You can see all of the winners on the Mobile Apps Award page on the Parents’ Choice website.
And learn more about Elmo’s Monster Maker and Grover’s Number Special over on iTunes.
That’s right, what “Fans” of our iPhone apps for kids have known all along has finally been recognized by an official, credible publication; Parents’ Choice.
Parents’ Choice Foundation strives to provide parents with reliable unbiased information about tools to help their children learn, to explore new challenges, to discuss ideas and to pursue dreams through their print and online publications.
A very special thanks to Parents’ Choice for recognizing all of our hard work of passion. We love making products and experiences that enrich the lives of kids around the world.
If you would like to stay up to date with our latest creations, releases and inspirations, make sure to join our IDEO Toy Lab Mailing List, and our Balloonimals Page On Facebook to learn about FREE iTunes promo code promotions.
Thanks again to the Parents’ Choice Foundation, Sesame Street Workshop, the IDEO family, and especially to all of our fans around the world who make all of our work possible!
Posted by bboyle on May 11, 2009 in Balloonimals
, iPhone Apps For Kids
We’re all aware that money is tight right now, so if you can’t spring for the $1.99 to download “Balloonimals”, I suggest the following to fully entertain any 3-5 year old:
Head over to the nearest appliance store, pull around the back, and procure a large refrigerator box. Bring it home and stick it right in the family room. Let your kids decorate the outside of the box with washable markers. Encourage them to draw on windows, beautify flower boxes, and design a mail slot. Under parental supervision, cut the windows so they swing open and close like a shutter. Don’t forget to draw and cut out the 20” television screen too. I love this idea because it turns kids from watching to creating. They will produce their own shows and pretend to be news announcers anchoring kid news, with you as the audience. If you want to really go the extra mile, get more large boxes and connect with packing tape. The only downside is you’ll have to put up with some rather unsightly big boxes, but I guarantee you, your kids will remember this experience years from now. Plus you can recycle them when finished with the fun! You’ll be a hero with your youngsters.