TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - TVO is pleased to announce the launch of
its first app for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. My Canada is a fun and engaging memory sequencing game just in time for Canada
Day. Beginning today, My Canada is available as a free download for
BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld). It is also available as an online game at TVOKids.com.
My Canada is the perfect game for parents who want to help their kids
learn about Canada's geography, and nurture their children's sense of
pride in their country. It helps kids ages 6-11 learn about the
locations of the provinces and territories, the capital cities and
Canada's Great Lakes. At the same time, the game focuses on "working
memory" which can help enhance important memory skills in kids.
"We're proud to announce the launch of TVO's first app for the
BlackBerry® PlayBook tablet," says Lisa de Wilde, CEO. "My Canada is
another example of the many ways TVO is using new digital media
platforms to nurture important 21st century literacy skills and to complement classroom learning. My Canada
makes learning about Canadian geography fun and accessible for kids."
TVO's My Canada memory game was designed with learning objectives that
support the Ontario school curriculum and has been classroom and
teacher tested and developed with TVO's on-staff educator.
The introduction of TVO's My Canada for BlackBerry PlayBook closely
follows the recent launch of TVO's two early learning mobile apps for
BlackBerry® smartphones. Polka Dot Shorts and Flower Frenzy were downloaded over 250,000 times within the first two weeks of
launching and recently held the number 2 and number 4 most downloaded
positions on BlackBerry App World in the Education category.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related markets, images and symbols
are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research in Motion.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, 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 supported
by thousands of donors. For more information, visit TVO.org.
For further information:
Corporate Relations, TVO
416.484.2600 ext. 2281