Lumosity today announced that it has launched LumiKids, a new product line rooted in developmental science that provides a collection of play-based experiences designed for young children two years and above. LumiKids challenges cognitive, motor and social-emotional skills. The first app of the series, LumiKids Park, is now available as a free iPad app.
“Over the past nine years, we’ve learned a great deal about creating research-based tools and technology, and are proud to have an opportunity to take these learnings and apply it to serve a new audience of growing minds with LumiKids,” said Kunal Sarkar, CEO of Lumosity. “Parents are increasingly looking for quality mobile experiences for their kids, which is why we’ve brought together a top notch team of child development experts, game developers and artists to create a digital playground where kids play and parents learn about their kids’ activity.”
The LumiKids Park app is an interactive park filled with surprises where children can have fun while challenging core skills. The activities adapt to each child’s ability level and are intuitive for young learners to use by themselves with no text or voice-over instructions. Parents receive insight into their child’s activity in the app, including skills used and milestones their child reaches. Parents also receive tips on how to continue practicing these skills with their child outside of the digital environment.
“Decades of research demonstrate that child development is impacted through a variety of early experiences, with a growing number of studies looking at interactive apps for kids,” said Faraz Farzin, PhD, Lead Scientist at LumiKids. “Our goals are to develop delightful, engaging and intuitive play-based experiences for children, and also use the tools we build to advance our understanding of the power of play and early childhood development.”
LumiKids is available as a separate set of apps from Lumosity. In 2015, LumiKids plans to release additional apps. LumiKids Park is available for download at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lumikids-park-by-lumosity/id934603970?ls=1&mt=8.