LARIXPRESS announces a new children’s book app for tiny tots

By on May 22, 2013 at 1:18 am

Bolzano, Italy – After “tzi – App for Kids” and “King Laurin and his Rose Garden” LARIXPRESS now presents the third high-quality children’s app for the iPhone and iPad – this time for very young children ages 3 and up. The artist Eleonora Cumer designed the illustrations, and also wrote the story: “Tino the Triangle” travels the world and meets dogs, cats, birds and many other animals. The result is an exciting journey of discovery that features shapes, colors and sounds.

The new children’s app “Tino the Triangle” is all about the adventurous triangle Tino, who embarks on a search for new friends. Tino encounters a dog, a cat, a hedgehog and other fun-loving animals. The artist Eleonora Cumer invented the story, and also drew the many delightful illustrations.

A terrific surprise: when going to a new scene the animals, which will appear next, announce themselves with a typical, very characteristic sound. Kids and parents can take a guess as to which animals might show up on the screen. The various sounds of the app have been created especially for “Tino the Triangle” by a professional sound designer.

With each new scene the digital picture book turns into a game of peekaboo, since Tino the triangle is hidden on the new page and needs to be found. The kids learn to quickly look for the yellow triangle – which might appear suddenly as the ear of a cat, or as the beak of a bird.

The illustrations in the app are interactive and come to life with a simple tap of the finger. Kids can dribble colorful blotches of paint on the screen, or pop air bubbles in the water. The text on the screen may be read aloud by parents – creating a wonderful family experience. Another option is to choose a voice from within the app to read the story. Professional speakers will read the text in their native language – in British English, American English, German or Italian.

In a nutshell:
* New release: “Tino the Triangle”
* Universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* New children’s book app by LARIXPRESS
* Text and illustrations by Eleonora Cumer
* Designed for children ages 3 and up
* Combination of narrative and funny peek-a-boo game
* Promotes creativity and playful learning
* Read aloud by professional native speakers
* Sound design composed especially for this app

Elena Righi of LARIXPRESS Publisher in Italy: “After “King Laurin and his Rose Garden” for preschool kids, and “tzi – App for Kids” for elementary school students, we are now addressing a third age group of children with “Tino the Triangle”. The unique combination of book and game stimulates the imagination. By the way, the story is not being told linearly: it is being decided randomly which animal will appear next.

Supported Languages:
* English (American and British), German and Italian

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 60.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tino the Triangle 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books (as well as Games: Educational/Kids) category. The light version features four complete scenes for free. The full version includes eight additional scenes ($ 0.99 via in-app purchase).

Tino the Triangle 1.0.1
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Based in Bolzano, Italy, LARIXPRESS stories take the whole family to a world of fantasy: adventure and entertainment are guaranteed, and learning too. These days, children grow up with computers, the Internet and mobile phones: they are effectively digital natives. In an increasingly technological world where everything changes at such a fast pace, it’s hard to keep up. We are parents ourselves, and we know how difficult it is to identify valid ideas that will help our children develop and learn from the wide variety of products on the market. LARIXPRESS takes this new reality to heart and has developed quality applications for children between 3 and 9 years of age. We focus on the specific needs of different age groups. With a targeted use of interaction and multimedia, LARIXPRESS applications enhance the pleasure of reading, stimulate the imagination and promote early language learning. The stories can be read in English, German or Italian, or simply press the text to hear them read by native speakers. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 LARIXPRESS GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.