TVOKids leads the way with the launch of its first iPhone app for
preschoolers

Melvin's Marvellous Words - produced by TVO and programmed by zinc Roe Design, is a fun and educational iPhone app. It will be free for a limited time only at the Apple App Store!

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - TVOKids announces the launch of its first iPhone app for preschoolers. As a leading provider of innovative, educational and entertaining multi media content, TVOKids is excited to add Melvin's Marvellous Words to its offerings.

Based on the Ontario kindergarten curriculum, Melvin's Marvellous Words is teacher tested and developed in conjunction with TVO's in-house educational specialist. Inspired by the popular TVOKids and tvokids.com game of the same name, the app is a fun and interactive word-matching game that helps preschoolers learn to read common, high-frequency words. Learning these words prepares preschoolers for reading, and makes them feel more confident as they begin to read.

"Parents will find that Melvin's Marvellous Words is an effective educational tool for preschoolers who are always on the go," says Patricia Ellingson, TVO's creative head of Children's Media Content and Programming. "It challenges young minds in an interactive and educational literacy game that makes learning fun."

Now, for a limited time only, Melvin's Marvellous Words is available free at the Apple App Store. The app will be on sale for $1.99 at the Apple App Store starting February 1.

About TVO

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. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.

SOURCE TVO

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Lesley Horlick, TVO, Marketing and Communications, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2281, lhorlick@tvo.org


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