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MUSICAL WORLD GETS "PERFECT" AWARD!
Computer game for babies receives coveted and rare 5-star
rating from Children's Technology Review
Rochester, NY (October 28, 2009) - My Musical World, the latest
program in the ground-breaking Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™ software
series for babies from Leveractive, LLC, has been awarded a rare
5 out of 5 stars rating and an Editor’s Choice Award by
the highly respected Children’s Technology Review. This “perfect
score” honor for excellence in children’s media is
so rare that the publication has done 8,525 product reviews since
1985 and only 42 products have been awarded the perfect 5 out
of 5 stars.
The Children’s Technology Review web site states, “The
Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards
are given to only the highest quality children’s products
in the interactive media category. ”
In Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™ - My Musical World,
aspiring baby Mozarts or little rock stars can experience and
play the violin, cello, trumpet, tuba, guitar, all kinds of drums
- more than 20 different musical instruments - just by pressing
or tapping any key on the computer keyboard. Little ones also
interact with and control different music-related scenes within
the 16 activities and 80 songs, which usually feature the cute
Giggles Gang™ characters, just by pressing keys.
“I think this is our ‘richest’ computer game
for babies yet, as far as content is concerned” says Leveractive
CEO and creator of the software series Tim Leverett. “There
really is an amazing amount of content to interact with, and
babies just touch the keys to do it. They can play musical instruments,
make a silly orchestra play, learn how music is all around us
everyday, and just have a lot of fun.” He adds, “I
could not be happier receiving the award and rating from Children’s
Technology Review. It is one of the most respected voices in
children’s media products and it really means a lot”.
The programs are designed for babies 6-to-36 months of age,
and have been called a ground-breaking approach to letting babies
as young as 6 months old interact with a computer. The program
locks out the parent’s system while it is running, protecting
their computer and files and letting babies safely touch any
keys on the computer keyboard for on-screen responses. My Musical
World is available for both PC and Mac and is the 5th program
in the award-winning computer game series from Leveractive, LLC,
based out of Rochester, NY.
The Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™ My Musical World
program provides the same cause-and-effect on-screen feedback
as the other Giggles Baby™titles, but also adds a new dimension
to the play experience for toddlers at the upper end of the 6-to-36
month age range. Many of the musical instruments for example
are actually mapped to the computer keyboard with proper scales
and notes so actual songs can be played by children with a little
practice. This expanded capability allows My Musical World to
cater to children from 6 months old up to 3 or 4 years old very
comfortably and appropriately.
This is the 4th Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s
Technology Review for the Giggles Baby™ software series
with previous awards in 2008 (Nursery Rhymes - 4.9 out of 5 stars),
2007 (ABC’s & 123’s - 4.8 out of 5 stars), and
2006 (Shapes - 4.7 out of 5 stars).
Along with My Musical World, the other programs available in
the Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™ series include,
Shapes & Colors, My Animal Friends, ABC’s & 123’s,
and Nursery Rhymes. All ship with both PC and Mac versions, and
many with English and Spanish versions on the same CD, and retail
for $19.99 on the company’s web site www.Giggles.net.
Leveractive, LLC is a privately held consumer products company
located in Rochester, NY and currently specializing in entertainment
software titles for the baby and toddler markets. Brands include
Giggles Baby™, Giggles Toddler™, Giggles Kids™,
and The Giggles Gang™. Leveractive was founded in 2004
by Tim Leverett as vehicle for creating inspiring and enriching
products for his own son. This dad-inspired journey continues
today with a commitment to creating outstanding quality-of-play
experiences for all children.
For more information on Leveractive, LLC, contact Tim Leverett,
at Leveractive, LLC at 585-755-5579. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the web site at www.giggles.net.