New App Offers Free Access to PBS KIDS Games Anytime, Anywhere

Now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, PBS KIDS Games
App will add new curriculum-based games regularly

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, PBS KIDS is making its popular digital learning experiences even
more accessible to America’s children with the launch of the PBS+KIDS+Games+App&index=1&md5=bff91aeac7637648f6c84fbfc53e3c44″ rel=”nofollow”>PBS
KIDS Games App
, offering a wide library of games in a single,
free mobile experience. Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and
Android, PBS KIDS Games will ensure that as many families as
possible can play free learning games, anytime and anywhere. The app
includes games from popular PBS KIDS series such as WILD
KRATTS
and DANIEL
TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
. New games will be added regularly, encouraging
children to explore math, science, creativity and more through gameplay
with their favorite characters.


Designed for kids ages 2-8, the app was built on years of PBS KIDS
research about the ways children use and learn from media. Recent
studies have analyzed and found positive effects on early learning from
PBS KIDS’ interactive games, television and hands-on activities from
series such as PEG
+ CAT
and THE
CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!
. In addition to increases in
children’s achievement in important skill areas, research has shown that
PBS KIDS resources increase parent engagement in kids’ learning.

“We know that kids can learn through engaging gameplay,” said Sara
DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital. “PBS KIDS is a trusted digital
resource for families; both kids and parents have asked for an app that
offers their favorite PBS KIDS games in one place. The PBS KIDS Games
App
was developed as a direct response to the needs of today’s
families, and is designed to deliver the experience that kids want,
while helping them learn important skills along the way.”

The PBS KIDS Games App builds on PBS KIDS’ success in the digital
space. PBS KIDS offers more than 40 apps to support children’s learning
and provide parent tools, including the popular and free PBS
KIDS Video App
, which includes thousands of videos, has been
downloaded more than 13 million times and averages 336 million video
streams per month*. The PBS KIDS Games App is a powerful
complement to the Video App, offering the largest collection of PBS KIDS
games to date in one free mobile experience and extending more learning
opportunities to the millions of families who rely on PBS KIDS.

PBS KIDS Games App Features:

  • A kid-friendly user experience, making it easy for children to browse
    and play games anytime and anywhere
  • Learning games from favorite PBS KIDS series
  • New games added regularly
  • The capability to save favorite games to a device so that kids –
    especially those in under-connected homes – can play and learn anytime
    offline
  • Parent resources, including information on each TV series, local PBS
    station schedules and the ability to manage the amount of storage the
    app uses on each device

The PBS KIDS Games App is now available for free on iPhone, iPad
and iPod touch, as well as Android mobile and tablet devices in the
Google Play store, and is coming soon to Amazon Fire tablets in the
Amazon Appstore.

*Sources: appFigures May 2011 – March 2016; Google Analytics July
2015 – February 2016

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all
children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through
television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen-
and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org
provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and
streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young
children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of
mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV,
Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific
PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom,
or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter
and Facebook.

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Contacts

PBS
Maria Vera, 703-739-3225
mvera@pbs.org
or
360
Public Relations
Caitlin Melnick, 617-585-5775
cmelnick@360pr.com