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New mobile apps aimed at improving visual discrimination skills


27 June 2012

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Two mobile apps - Bharat ka Bag and Grover ka Number Special was launched to encourage visual discrimination, counting, and number recognition among children in India. The Sesame Street app is available in over forty countries in both English and the country's national language.

Sesame Workshop India, the organisation behind GalliGalliSimSim, a children’s television programme recently launched the first official Sesame Street Apps in Hindi — Bharat ka Bag and Grover ka Number Special — for Windows and Nokia Symbian^3 Phones.

The apps, Bharat ka Bag and Grover ka Number Special include original Sesame Street video content and encourage visual discrimination, counting, and number recognition, with a choice of English and one of five different local languages: Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, Dutch, and German. The apps will be available in over forty countries in both their national languages and in English.
In India, both the apps will be available in Hindi and English.

"GalliGalliSimSim has pioneered the use of technology as a tool for learning.

The mobile phone has been an amazing medium in accelerating the pace of innovation for children whose education cannot wait.

Our mobile modules led by our much loved Muppets have been playing a stellar role in becoming an agent of education for all Indian children” said Sashwati Banerjee, Managing Director, Sesame Workshop India Initiatives.

She also added that, with the availability of the characters Grover and Bert at the touch of a button, it opens a huge world for children across India who can learn, have fun and much more as part of their every day lives.
 
Grover’s Number Special and Bert’s Bag were developed with IDEO, an award-winning design and innovation consultancy.

 
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