TVO expands its suite of educational children's apps to BlackBerry 10
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - TVO, Ontario's public educational media
organization, is pleased to partner with BlackBerry to offer six TVOKids
educational children's apps for BlackBerry® 10. TVO's app offerings for
BlackBerry 10 come as part of an extensive relationship with BlackBerry built
on a shared commitment to inspire young minds through the power of education,
and are available affective today as new devices hit Ontario stores.
As the most trusted and most educational media brand for children in Canada
(Ipsos Reid, 2011), TVO fosters early learning development by creating
award-winning, classroom-tested educational resources, including apps for
mobile devices and online games and videos. With content that supports the
Ontario Curriculum, TVO provides educational resources across a variety of
platforms, with more educational apps than any other Canadian broadcaster.
The free apps available for download on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront
include Alphabet Goop, Explore the Night and Sign Match for kids ages two to
five years, and Cake Artist and Tumbletown Mathletics for kids ages six to 11.
A sixth app for kids ages six to 11, Reading Rangers, is also available for
download for 99 cents. Additional TVOKids apps will be released throughout the
year for BlackBerry 10 customers.
Offering parents a safe, educational alternative in gaming, TVOKids apps
support a wide range of learning objectives from the Ontario School Curriculum
including math, literacy and science. Each app includes information for
parents on how the game supports the curriculum and how to maximize the
"TVO is committed to building children's math, literacy and science skills and
we are delighted to join forces with BlackBerry for the launch of BlackBerry
10," said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO. "TVO's partnership
with BlackBerry enables us to foster more innovation in the digital space, by
combining on-the-go learning opportunities that reinforce the Ontario
curriculum with cutting-edge technology."
"Customers appreciate a solid and innovative content offering and TVO brings
that through their variety of interactive and educational games for kids,"
said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at
The TVOKids apps available for download at BlackBerry World are:
Alphabet Goop (free)
Kids can learn letters with Gisèle from TVOKids early learning block
Gisèle's Big Backyard. Gisèle asks players for the first letter of objects
she stirs up from her gooey alphabet soup. This phonics-based game helps
children recognize and match letters of the alphabet.
Explore the Night (free)
Kids explore the world outside Tia's window with a magnifying glass,
binoculars and telescope in this app aimed at helping children understand the
natural world around them by fostering a respect for the environment.
Sign Match (free)
This fun memory game teaches children about the signs they encounter in their
everyday lives such as "Stop," "Poison," and "Do Not Enter," alongside Gisèle
and Robbie from Gisèle's Big Backyard.
Cake Artist (free)
Kids can learn all about colour and texture while helping Princess P serve
Tumbletown Mathletics (free)
There's a brain workout in store for kids in this fun app that combines math,
athletics and the zany characters of Tumbletown Tales.
Reading Rangers (99 cents)
Kids get two-for-one word fun with two Reading Rangers games, Clip Clop
Puzzler and Spin-a-Tale, in this app which allows players to solve crossword
puzzles and create funny sentences with nouns and adjectives.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of
interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates
curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged
citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the
Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and
thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
TVOKids exists to help Ontario's 21(st) century learners be successful in
school and in life. Developed for every kind of young learner and covering
virtually all Ontario Curriculum areas for grades JK-5, TVO-produced
children's programs, web activities and mobile apps are built in collaboration
with TVO's on-staff educator and classroom-tested to ensure specific
educational objectives are met. According to a 2011 Ipsos Reid poll, Ontarians
rate TVOKids both the most trusted and most educational children's media brand
in Canada. TVOKids airs daily on TVO from 6 am to 7 pm. The award-winning
tvokids.com is home to over 170 educational games and TVOKids offers a growing
inventory of educational mobile apps for all platforms.
Where to Find TVO
On air: Websites: Online:
Over-the-air tvo.org YouTube Facebook
(may vary in tvokids.com TV Online
some areas) tvoparents.com iTunes
Cable ilc.org BlackBerry World™
(may vary in
TVO HD on
Bell Fibe TV
BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos
are the property of Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is not responsible
for any third party products or services.
Media Contact: Nicole Morrison Public Relations and Communications
Specialist, TVO 416.484.2600 x 2281,email@example.com
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