Real World Success

Double Award at EdExpo 2015!

Touchtronic Numbers and Place Value Fish by Junior Learning
Feb 2015

This year Junior Learning presented Touchtronic Numbers and Place Value Fish at EdExpo 2015 in Atlanta and won both Teacher Trendsetter Award and the Eddi “Best New Product at Show” Award.

About EDexpo: “EDexpo is the premier showcase for the latest innovations covering every facet of learning, from instructional materials, teaching aids, and technology products to educational games, toys, and supplies. EDexpo connects buyers and sellers in the educational products marketplace and provides education and training to help dealers increase sales through exposure to best practices and thought leaders.”

We are proud to have been working on this project together with Junior Learning and happy to see their idea making such a success!

Place Value Fish is a simple but very cute and engaging numeracy game teaching young kids the concept of place value (ones, tens and hundreds).

Academic’s Choice Smart Media Award

Touchtronic Letters by Junior Learning
Aug 2014

Touchtronic Letters got Academic’s Choice Smart Media Award! Our congratulations to Junior Learning!

About Academics’ Choice“Academics’ Choice is the only international awards company designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A panel of highly qualified academics, parents, teachers, homeschoolers and children evaluate products based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.”

Touchtronic Letters recieved a highly positive review.

Judges’ comment: “The product is highly innovative. It’s a great way for young ones to practice learning the letters of the alphabet. This method of mixing manipulatives with digital tools is definitely the way of the future. It’s multisensory and tactile—a winning combination that improves understanding and retention. In addition to helping children learn the alphabet and sight words, children learn to compare and contrast, visual perceptual skills, and develop observation and problem-solving skills.”

We are proud to participate in the project from the moment of its inception and drive the technical aspects of it.

Touchtronic Letters are a physical product (3D plastic letters) which is recognised by a touch screen. Touchtronic Letters have a growing portfolio of iPad games to facilitate Literacy learning for young kids.

Tillywig Brain Child Award

Touchtronic Letters by Junior Learning
Jul 2014

Touchtronic Letters got Tillywing Brain Child Award! Our congratulations to Junior Learning!

About Tillywig Awards: “Each year, the Tillywig Awards Program delivers to consumers, retailers, and the media information on the best children’s products, parenting products, and educational products available in today’s marketplace.

Our reviews span products that include toys, games, mobile apps, maternity, baby, parenting, music, video, books, clothing & furniture, health, safety, and a host of other child-related items, both digital and physical.

Awards are given on the basis of group tests, the primary purpose of which is to evaluate the quality, efficacy, entertainment value, or educational value of the products submitted to us by manufacturers.”

Junior Learning Touchtronic Letters  and Numbers platform makes possible interaction of an application with physical letters and numbers. Series of games on Touchtronic platform got high appreciation from teachers around the world (from USA to China). All of us at Ilyana feel lucky and proud to be part of it, we were exited to take this idea on board and develop it into real products.

Stuff.co.nz about Junior Learning: Playful advance in toy market

Touchtronic Letters by Junior Learning
Jun 2014

The games we developed for Junior Learning got a very positive review by stuff.co.nz.

What they say: “Kiwi educational games company Junior Learning is making a play in the highly competitive US toy market, aiming to become the “next Fisher-Price” for children aged three to seven.

As US schools move increasingly towards teaching children via digital media (the LA school district recently purchased iPads for every student), the Auckland company’s husband and wife team, Anna Kirschberg and Dr Duncan Milne, have plans to dominate the emerging educational tech market.

While there is a plethora of teaching apps on the market, Junior Learning is carving itself a niche with Touchtronic Letters, a game that blends technology with traditional tactile reading and writing learning letters.”

Touchtronic Letters are a physical product (3D plastic letters) which is recognized by a touch screen.

Touchtronic Letters have a growing portfolio of iPad games to facilitate Literacy learning for young kids. We are proud to participate in the project from the moment of its inception and drive the technical aspects of it.

Read full review here.

EdTech: Junior Learning’s Touchtronic Letters Are The App Controlled Alphabet

Touchtronic Letters by Junior Learning
Jun 2014

Another great review for Touchtronic Letters and the apps developed for Junior Learning!

TechFaster says: “Research has shown that children learn faster when visual, auditory and tactile methods are combined, that according to Milne who holds a PhD from Harvard University. That’s the premise behind Touchtronic Letters. Children use the physical letters to match up with the actual letters as they come across the iPad screen in games. Children can also use the physical letters combined with the app to create new words and identify the sounds that help create words. When they finish all of the letters the can use the Touchtronic Letters to unlock the mystery door.”

Read full review here.

Junior Learning Touchtronic Letters  and Numbers platform makes possible interaction of an application with physical letters and numbers. Series of games on Touchtronic platform got high appreciation from teachers around the world (from USA to China). We were exited to take this idea on board and develop it into real products.

Teacher Trendsetter Award at EDexpo 2014 in Dallas

Touchtronic Letters and Touchtronic ABC's by Junior Learning
Mar 2014

Our sincere congratulations go to our client Junior Learning and their game – Touchtronic ABC’s!

Touchtronic ABC’s won Teacher Trendsetter Award at EDexpo 2014 in Dallas!

About the EDexpo exhibition:EDexpo is the premier showcase for the latest innovations covering every facet of learning, from instructional materials, teaching aids, and technology products to educational games, toys, and supplies. EDexpo connects buyers and sellers in the educational products marketplace and provides education and training to help dealers increase sales through exposure to best practices and thought leaders.”

Touchtronic ABC’s is one in the stream of educational games building on innovative Junior Learning Touchtronic Letters  and Numbers platform. The platform makes possible interaction of an application with physical letters and numbers. Series of games on Touchtronic platform got high appreciation from teachers around the world (from USA to China). We were exited to take this idea on board and develop it into real products.