It’s not long until Christmas, but the season has only TRULY begun for me today – because our newest app, Rounds: Parker Penguin is out now! The app, which is available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, is on sale from iTunes for just $4.99 in the US and £2.99 in the UK.
Parker Penguin is the second app in our fantastic Rounds series, and just like the first one, Rounds: Franklin Frog, it combines a charming and accessible story with a bold, graphic illustrative style (using only circles and components of circles), some hugely innovative interactivity, animation, voicework and original music throughout, and LOTS of fun facts – perfect for both home and the classroom.
You can help Parker do all the things that penguins do best – waddle, slide, swim, hunt, march, dance, protect their eggs, help a chick to hatch and shed its down – and then start all over again with Percy! Along the way, there’s lots to find out about penguins and the Antarctic – did you know that penguins can dive over 500 metres underwater? Or that they can hold their breath for 20 minutes when they are hunting?
There’s lots of snow, wintery scenes and jingly, Christmass-y music to get you in the mood for the festive season.
With our text highlighting feature, separate ‘Read and Play’ and ‘Read by Myself’ modes, hundreds of pieces of trigger-able dialogue, and an early introduction to life sciences and natural history, Rounds: Parker Penguin makes a great resource for developing science and literacy skills.
And we have a copy of the app to giveaway! To win Rounds: Parker Penguin, tell us your best penguin fact in the comments below or on Twitter to @NosyCrowApps with the #goparker hashtag – we’ll pick the best one tomorrow!
If you can’t wait until then, you can find the app on iTunes here. And if you do buy Parker Penguin, we’d love to hear what you think of it – please do write to us or leave a review on the App Store.