Further expanding beyond mobile apps and games, Rovio has teamed up with CERN to launch its new Angry Birds Playground brand, a new programme designed to aid the learning of children aged between three and eight.
Angry Birds Playground is based on the Finnish National Curriculum for kindergarten, seeking to make modern physics accessible to children of any age, leaning on Angry Birds’ gameplay mechanics to do so.
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What CERN and Rovio have planned is not yet fully known, but Rovio says it is currently “looking into ways of developing amazing learning resources.” One such resource could be interactive demonstrations, as highlighted by Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka at the Frankfurt Book Fair:
CERN’s Head of Education, Rolf Landua explains the collaboration:
“Modern physics has been around for 100 years, but it’s still a mystery to many people. Working together with Rovio, we can teach kids quantum physics by making it fun and easy to understand.”
It appears that CERN will become one of many Angry Birds Playground partners, as Rovio seeks the “best partners on the planet and all possible dimensions to make learning fun.”
Yesterday, Rovio launched its new Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes iPad book, announcing the tablet app at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The app is already the top paid iPad book in a number of countries worldwide, including in the US, Canada, France, Germany, and Spain.
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