Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:00am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today LEGO is launching a new App for mobile devices, but it's probably not something most of us would play. In partnership with Touch Press, they have created LEGO DUPLO World, an educational game for two to five year olds. In it kids will be able to build, explore, and tell stories within the familiar world of DUPLO bricks. To learn more about this new title, read on!
Kickstart early learning and shared fun with the new LEGO DUPLO WORLD app where multi-touch enables families to play together.
Touch Press and The LEGO Group release LEGO DUPLO WORLD on the App Store and Google Play.
Dublin, Ireland - October 10th, 2019 - Touch Press and the LEGO Group are proud to announce the release of LEGO DUPLO WORLD. The interactive game helps children achieve key early learning goals while bringing to life a magical world based on the iconic LEGO DUPLO toys for pre-school children.
The app is designed to ignite fun and imagination as well as inspire children's creativity. It supports their development through the key creative play types: constructive (build), exploratory (discover) and role play (tell stories) using 3D LEGO DUPLO bricks. LEGO DUPLO WORLD delivers quality learning and fun gameplay designed with inputs from child development experts, educators and parents. Touch Press and The LEGO Group are excited to bring this unique app to the millions of LEGO DUPLO fans around the world. The game will be released under the StoryToys brand, an award-winning app portfolio for young children which is part of Touch Press Inc.
The LEGO DUPLO WORLD game comprises a number of playful, interactive activities including Number Train, Rescue Adventure and World Animals, each packed with a variety of fun scenes. For every activity there is a range of enjoyable interactive play experiences designed to support learning and development skills including spatial awareness, working memory, and early math. The app encourages children, parents and friends to play together and on the go.
The LEGO DUPLO WORLD game is carefully aligned with the esteemed Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure it meets the developmental needs of 2-5-year-olds. Within the Parent Center of the app the learning benefits of each activity are explained. The learning goals encompass a broad range of learning domains including creativity, reasoning, initiative and curiosity, social and emotional development and fine-motor skills. Parents can initiate Bedtime Mode to give their child a gentle cue when it's time to go to sleep.
Emmet O'Neill, CEO of Touch Press said "This game is all about bringing joy to the lives of children and creating moments that bring parents and children closer together. We knew we had something special when both children and parents spent a lot of time laughing together during our playtesting sessions. I'm extremely proud of the fantastic work that the Touch Press team have produced in close collaboration with the LEGO team. We've created a game that children love to play with while they learn, with the added benefit that parents can feel very good about their children using it too."
"For many kids DUPLO is the first step into the wonderful LEGO universe, so we're excited to see it come to life in LEGO DUPLO World. The game supports our long term aspiration of providing playful learning experiences and 21st century life skills to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow," said Sean McEvoy, VP of LEGO Games.
LEGO DUPLO WORLD is available on the App Store and Google Play. The app is launching in over twenty languages. The app is free to download and has additional content available to purchase. Moreover, users can expect a lot of extra play experiences coming soon.
I know some people have very strong opinions about how much time (if any) kids should be spending on electronic devices. I don't have kids, so my opinion doesn't mean much, but I personally think that if a young child is going to be using a tablet, they're probably better off playing something like this than watching automatically-generated videos on YouTube that are trying to fit some algorithm. What do you think of this latest LEGO digital diversion? Let us know in the Talkback!
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