PBS KIDS

Super Why

We took the hit preschool PBS KIDS series, SUPER WHY, and created a wonderiffic app for iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook and Google Play — a collection of four games that teach key preschool literacy skills.

PBS KIDS choose a proven educational leader

SUPER WHY is a long-running smash hit for PBS KIDS on television, helping kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn (and love) to read! To expand the brand and give kids the fun of interacting with the show on-the-go, Bean Creative was tapped to concept and create cross-platform app games based on the characters and literacy goals of the series.

Super-powered success

Working closely with PBS KIDS and Out of the Blue (SUPER WHY’s producers), we concepted and developed a connected game framework to highlight each character’s literary learning “super power”. The result is a rewarding, repeat-play game system with rewards that keep preschoolers engaged, delighted and motivated.

The app is four games in one, with each character teaching a specific literacy skill. As they play, kids collect over 75 stickers and numerous backgrounds for create free play.

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Bean Creative was instrumental in devising innovative new uses of the smartphone touchscreen interface, including the functionality that allows kids to practice writing letters on the touchscreen. This functionality was featured by onstage by none-other than Steve Jobs during the original iPad launch event.

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Kids learn reading comprehension as they fix the story by dragging the correct word to complete the sentence. Kids get a kick out of seeing what happens when they choose the incorrect word, too!

Watch a demo of the full app games, sticker books and features!

 

A top 10 kids app for over four years!

In just two weeks after launch, the SUPER WHY app skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes App Store as the #1 games/education app and has remained in the top 10 for over FOUR years! Not to be outdone, the Android app has even beat out Angry Birds for top paid apps.  

parentschoicetransparentSilver Parents’ Choice Award (Mobile Apps)

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