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Mrs. Judd's Games Releases Chalk Walk, The First iPad Game That Teaches Young Children The Pincer Grip

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[May 01, 2012]

Mrs. Judd's Games Releases Chalk Walk, The First iPad Game That Teaches Young Children The Pincer Grip

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Today's children enter kindergarten less prepared to learn to write. Increased screen time has meant less time drawing and coloring, leaving fine motor skills underdeveloped. Chalk Walk, just released on the iPad by Mrs. Judd Games, has 'pincer-grip action' that exercises young fingers as they trace colorful, clever lines along unique sidewalk images, picking up letters and literacy skills along the way. Wednesday, May 2nd Chalk Walk will be available to download free.

Mrs. Judd's Games is founded by Frances Judd, who taught kindergarten for 25 years at Francis W. Parker School. She is a long-time toy designer and educator with specialties in early childhood education and special education. Working alongside the cutting-edge development team at Chicago custom game and app design company KBooM! Games, Mrs. Judd is using technology to solve many of the educational problems it is often accused of creating.

"In the classroom, we were beginning to see that children were missing soe key foundational skills. As a game designer, I saw an opportunity to turn my best lessons into iPad apps that put those foundational skills back in," Mrs. Judd opined. Teachers and parents embrace iPad because it allows kids to actively learn new concepts.

"My daughter was in Mrs. Judd's class," said Steve Gradman, president of KBooM! Games. "She's a renowned and innovative educator. When Mrs. Judd approached me about turning her lessons into iPad apps, I knew they would be brilliant." KBooM! Games became the parent company for Mrs. Judd's Games. "Now, we have twelve more apps in development focusing on a variety of early education topics."

Mrs. Judd offers abundant advice for parents and teachers on early childhood education topics and in depth articles about the research behind each game.

Mrs. Judd's Games are available at iTunes App Store for $3.99, and are ideal for children ages 3-7. They are only for the iPad and require iOS 4.3 or later. Please visit our website for more information on Chalk Walk or our first title, Snowflake Station.

Join in the conversation and connect with Mrs. Judd on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. Stay tuned for news on many more exciting titles in the works.


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