Kurio boosts educational offering with three new apps

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

January 24th 2014 at 11:46AM
UPDATED January 24th 2014 at 12:08PM
Kurio boosts educational offering with three new apps

Henri Le Worm, Pacca's Carousel and Karizma Kids head to the tablet

Kurio has welcomed three new apps, enchancing the educational offering from the tablet firm.

Henri Le Worm comes from Casualty actress Charlotte Salt and Olivier 'son of Raymond' Blanc and the app focuses on healthy food, nature and cooking.

The app aims to reconnect children aged three to eight with food and nature, 'not by preaching, but by making them laugh', a factor helped by narrator Simon Pegg.

It has reached the numebr one spot on the iTunes education chart and was voted in the Guardian’s weekly top 20 app chart.

The second app is Karizma Kidz, an online world which helps young people to deal with and understand emotions and feelings. The developer has claimed the online world is scientifically proven to promote happiness, confidence and creativity.

Using an avatar of one of the colourful characters, children can navigate around the world of Moodville exploring the different emotions in zones such as Angry Alley, Love Lane, Proud Playground, Fear Farm and Loss Lagoon.

Finally, Pacca's Carousel is an app that allows children aged up to five years old to learn one of five new languages – English, Arabic, French, Cantonese or Spanish – while creating their own carousel and playing games based on counting, reasoning and logic at each stage of development.

Each of the apps will be preloaded onto the new, improved Kurio series, which is set to launch in 2014 and will be available via the Kurio App Store.

“Each of these apps comes from a passionate, experienced lady who truly believes in educating children in a fun and colourful way," said Tracey Devine, licensing and marketing director at KD UK.

"Each app explores a very different part of our children’s education, which isn’t necessarily covered in a school classroom, but is incredibly important as they grow and learn.

“Teaming up with these developers has allowed us to pursue our mission for Kurio to educate and entertain children through up-to-the-minute technology.”