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Timmy Tickle is an interactive octopus storybook which provides a fun reading and learning experience for children two to five. By touching the screen kids can interact with Timmy the octopus, and trigger animations which bring the activity book to life.
As well as learning and playing with Timmy children can also colour him in. The pictures can be saved to iPhoto so parents can share their childrens’ creations with friends and family on Facebook or via text/email.
Timmy Tickle is available for iPhone / iPod Touch at £0.69 ($0.99) and iPad £1.49 ($1.99)
Since Timmy Tickle was launched in July 2011 Harriet has made extensive improvements to the app, making it more interactive, educational and creative.
What’s new in Timmy Tickle 2.0…
- Touch, giggle and wriggle
Timmy Tickle is feeling rather sad, but when you tickle him he feels much better!
- Try new things
Timmy’s learning to rollerskate, but he might need your help if he falls over…
- Washing up
Help Timmy scrub the dirty mugs, or spin-dry plates – but be careful to to smash them!
- Play a tune with Timmy
Help Timmy learn nursery rhymes on his xylophone, and watch as he plays them back.
- Learn to count
Show Timmy how to count with his colourful number balloons.
- Fruits and colours
Learn colours and fruits as Timmy shows you his amazing camouflage abilities.
- Fancy dress
Be amazed and delighted as Timmy shows you his fancy dress collection.
- Put Timmy to sleep
When Timmy gets tired dim the lights so he can help get some sleep for next time!
Paint and create
Paint eight different Timmy adventures using coloured paints, or use ‘Magic Paint’ to add texture
Save images to iPhoto on your iPad or iPhone to share with your family
- Read to Me or Read Alone
Choose to read the story alone, or select Read to Me to hear the story read by West End Star Gina Beck.
- Target Audience
Timmy Tickle is perfect for children from 2 – 5. It can be used a teaching aid when learning to read, learning about colours, fruits and numbers. Timmy is also very cute, and appeals to grown up kids as well.
- Bedtime Story
On the last page children put Timmy to sleep, making the book an excellent story before bed.
About Harriet Pellereau
Originally a digital creative specialising in 3D animation and graphic design Harriet taught herself how to develop the app, combining her experience in design and technology with her passion for reading and education, in order to explore the potential of modern technology to help children learn. Timmy Tickle isHarriet’s first interactive children’s story and learning experience.
Harriet Pellereau said “Parents have given lots of great feedback over the last nine months about how their kids could play with Timmy and other features they’d enjoy. It’s been great fun making the app even more interactive and developing new elements like the colouring section, giving budding artists the chance to send their grandparents their works of art.
“Parents will find Timmy is a great way to entertain their kids while they’re travelling or need time to cook supper, but without feeling they’re dumbing down.”