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Our new app adds interactivity to classics from Super Simple Songs

2018-08-06 17:40:13 GMT

Our new, free, educational program, Khan Academy Kids, is designed to inspire young children to become learners for life. The app seamlessly intertwines animation and puppetry from Super Simple Songs® with interactive, educational activities covering early literacy, math, language arts, creative thinking, and social-emotional skills.  

Khan Academy is thrilled to partner with Skyship Entertainment™, the creator of the beloved Super Simple Songs.  “We are excited to collaborate with Skyship because of our shared commitment to making sure children everywhere have access to a quality education,” said Caroline Hu Flexer, head of Khan Academy Kids.  

Skyship Entertainment was started by two teachers who had the idea of combining favorite children’s songs with learning. “Our focus has always been making learning simple and fun, so we’re thrilled for Super Simple Songs to be part of Khan Academy Kids,” said Skyship Entertainment cofounder Troy McDonald. “We can’t think of any organization more passionate about education than Khan Academy.”

Super Simple Song’s beloved children’s classics are integrated into a wide range of educational activities in Khan Academy Kids to create a unique learning experience. Below are examples of what kids and parents can expect to see in the app:

Practice adding and subtracting with “Five Little Ducks”.

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Strengthen foundational reading skills and rhyming with “Five Speckled Frogs”.

Khan Academy Kids is available now in the App Store and in beta for Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.