|[May 01, 2012]
Mrs. Judd's Games Releases Chalk Walk, The First iPad Game That Teaches Young Children The Pincer Grip
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Today's children enter kindergarten less prepared to learn to write.
Increased screen time has meant less time drawing and coloring, leaving
fine motor skills underdeveloped. Chalk
Walk, just released on the iPad by Mrs. Judd Games, has
'pincer-grip action' that exercises young fingers as they trace
colorful, clever lines along unique sidewalk images, picking up letters
and literacy skills along the way. Wednesday, May 2nd Chalk Walk
will be available to download free.
Judd's Games is founded by Frances Judd, who taught kindergarten for
25 years at Francis W. Parker School. She is a long-time toy designer
and educator with specialties in early childhood education and special
education. Working alongside the cutting-edge development team at
Chicago custom game and app design company KBooM!
Games, Mrs. Judd is using technology to solve many of the
educational problems it is often accused of creating.
"In the classroom, we were beginning to see that children were missing
soe key foundational skills. As a game designer, I saw an opportunity
to turn my best lessons into iPad apps that put those foundational
skills back in," Mrs. Judd opined. Teachers and parents embrace iPad
because it allows kids to actively learn new concepts.
"My daughter was in Mrs. Judd's class," said Steve Gradman, president of
KBooM! Games. "She's a renowned and innovative educator. When Mrs. Judd
approached me about turning her lessons into iPad apps, I knew they
would be brilliant." KBooM! Games became the parent company for Mrs.
Judd's Games. "Now, we have twelve more apps in development focusing on
a variety of early education topics."
Mrs. Judd offers abundant advice for parents and teachers on early
childhood education topics and in depth articles about the research
behind each game.
Mrs. Judd's Games are available at iTunes
App Store for $3.99, and are ideal for children ages 3-7. They are
only for the iPad and require iOS 4.3 or later. Please visit our
website for more information on Chalk
Walk or our first title, Snowflake
Join in the conversation and connect with Mrs. Judd on Facebook,
Stay tuned for news on many more exciting titles in the works.
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