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MAMA, THERE’S A PENGUIN IN THE
Award-Winning Baby Software Company Leveractive
Introduces A “Cyber-Menagerie” For Babies
Rochester, NY (September 15, 2006) – Whether squealing
with delight over the elephants at the zoo, sheepishly feeding
the llamas at the petting farm, or innocently tugging the dog’s
tail at home, it’s a sure bet that babies adore animals.
So what better subject could you think of to get and keep their
attention for fun and learning?
Brand new from Leveractive, comes Giggles Computer Funtime For
Baby – My Animal Friends. This engaging new
title in their award-winning Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby
software series introduces babies between the ages of 6 to 24
months to computers with cleverly creative concepts and activities
related to animals. In this unique key-tapping software, whenever
a child touches the keyboard, they are rewarded with fun on-screen
activity, sounds, music, and adorable dancing, flying and playful
Some of the 14 different activities include:
• Groundhog Day, in which babies tap any key and groundhogs
jump up from their holes in the ground and make a funny noise.
Yes, some do see their shadows!
• Raining Cats & Dogs, in which tapping any key makes
cats and dogs rain down from drifting clouds at the top of the
screen and make funny sounds - very entertaining!
• Penguin Playground, in which tapping any key causes a
penguin to jump and play, slide down an ice slide, or dive into
All of the activities include a unique and different mouse action.
For example, clicking the mouse in Penguin Playground causes
little fish to jump out of the water on the bottom of the screen.
Or clicking the mouse in Little Quackers makes a turtle poke
its head in or out of its shell. As with Leveractive’s
first blockbuster hit in this series, Shapes, My Animal Friends
has been carefully crafted to be appropriate for ages 6-to-24
months with the child’s interactions with the program changing
as they grow through this period.
Invented by Rochester software guru, Tim Leverett, for his 20-month
old son, this parent-inspired product line encourages children
to touch and tap the keys, by offering instant feedback on-screen
as a reward. Because his son was so intrigued with the computer,
Leverett tried to find products that would satisfy that curiosity.
Disappointed at not finding anything suitable, fun or age appropriate,
Leverett decided to create something on his own.
More than simply eliciting delighted laughter from babies, the
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby titles are highly educational.
Research has shown that the more you stimulate and interact with
young children, the more they learn and develop. The overall
quality of their learning and development increases dramatically.
So who knows, playing with My Animal Friends might just inspire
your baby to become a zoo keeper, a veterinarian or a computer
graphics designer who creates the sequel to “Madagascar.” But
no matter what they do later, right now they’ll have fun,
learn and be pleasantly introduced to the computer.
Since its introduction at the 2006 American International Toy
Fair, the debut title, Shapes, garnered a handful of very prestigious
children’s product awards, including the prestigious Children’s
Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award, the Top 10 Mr.
Dad Seal of Approval and iParenting Media Award.
All of Leveractive’s products are available for both PC
and Mac and retail for $24.95 and are selling well at The Apple
Store, Best Buy and amazon.com, among other popular retailers
and websites. There are plans for a total of 10 different titles
in the series that include “ABC’s & 123’s” and “Around
My House.” New titles will be released over the next 3
For more information contact Tim Leverett, at Leveractive,
LLC at 585-545-6138. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit his website at www.giggles.net.
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