TVO  has launched five new educational apps for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from TVOKids . Offering parents a safe, educational alternative in gaming, TVO’s apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook support a wide range of learning objectives from the Ontario school curriculum including: math, science, reading and writing. All TVOKids content is developed using TVO’s Educational Blueprint, a rigorous process which ensures a quality educational experience, and is tested in classrooms with teachers, students and TVO’s on-staff educational expert.
Each app includes information for parents on how the game supports the curriculum and how to maximize the educational outcomes. Each app also offers “at home activities” for parents who want to engage their child in more learning at home.
“Using interactive media to support today’s young digital learner is a key priority for TVO,” says CEO Lisa de Wilde. “We’re adding value to the trusted educational games created for tvokids.com by repurposing them as apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook.”
TVO is committed to equipping Ontario’s children to be successful learners by providing educational content developed for on the go learning – anywhere, anytime.
“The TVO educational applications offer fun, interesting and challenging content for kids and are a great example of how the BlackBerry PlayBook is being adopted by consumers in the home,” said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations & Ecosystems Development, Research In Motion.
These new apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook are available for free download on BlackBerry App World™ today:
TVOKids Alphabet Goop  – Ages 2-5
Alphabet Goop is a fun and engaging phonics based game that helps kids recognize and match letters of the alphabet. TVOKids host Gisèle asks players for the first letter of objects as she stirs up her alphabet bowl.
TVOKids Get Growing  – Ages 2-5
Get Growing is a fun, engaging science activity that helps teach kids how and why plants grow.
TVOKids Sign Match  – Ages 2-5
Sign Match is a card matching game that helps kids learn about important signs they encounter every day in their environment.
The TVO apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook for $1.99 are available for download on BlackBerry App World today:
TVOKids Spelling Fleas  – Ages 6-11
The mini-games found in the Spelling Fleas activity focus on the following areas of the language curriculum: spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension and phonics. Spelling Fleas asks kids to fill in the missing letters in words, find the correct spelling of words, identify verbs and select pictures to match sentences.
TVOKids Space Trek Galaxy  – Ages 6-11
Playing Space Trek Galaxy helps kids strengthen their deductive and logical reasoning skills. Through trial and error, kids will have tons of fun trying to clear the board without uncovering a meteor.