'Best of 2013': The Guardian picks Wildlife Jigsaw Puzzles 123

5 JUL 2013

It's so rewarding to be recognised for trying to do the right thing. At the GiggleUp studio we're always looking for ways to improve our apps to make sure they stay relevant to kids and their parents. So it is especially encouraging to see The Guardian pick out Wildlife Jigsaw Puzzles 123 amongst the plethora of kids apps out there to include in their list of 'best apps for kids from 2013'. What an awesome end to the week!

Check out the list at The Guardian.

Introducing: Dot-to-dot Adventure

23 MAY 2013

Dot-to-dot games make for perfect counting exercises. Even better, kids actually like playing them. Traditionally though, dot-to-dot games have been quite limited in their educational value and can get quite repetitive. We really wanted to make something with great variety - you can start off basic and then adjust the settings to become harder as you improve. A nice little surprise is when you finish the puzzle and the picture is revealed (this is the part that kids love most), and a simple animation helps brings it to life! ...read more >

Maze Series Wins Editor's Choice at the Children's Technology Review

13 MAY 2013

Good games never get old, and the best games can be enjoyed generations on. This week we had the honor of receiving the Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review for two of our apps - Preschool Maze 123 and Fairytale Maze 123. This totally blew us away, as now all three apps in our kids maze series have been rewarded with a shiny token of their quality in design and value to children everywhere. Toddler Maze 123, the very first in the series, was also awarded the Editor's Choice Award last year.

Introducing: Monkey Math - Jetpack Adventure

15 APR 2013

Last week marks a monumental moment - we released our very first maths app. Sure, the subject doesn't sound too exciting, but picture this: a jetpack-wearing monkey flying across all kinds of strange terrains and defeating monstrous villains, all in the name of maths. We were determined to shake off the bore that surrounds numbers and all those plus and minus signs, and instead turn it into an adventure. We reckon we've succeeded, but we'll leave that up for you to decide! ...read more >

Introducing: Preschool Maze 123

14 FEB 2013

We were very happy, to say the least, when Toddler Maze 123 received the Editor's Choice award by the Children's Technology Review last month. So as we got to work on a sequel, we were determined to get it right again. The features remain largely the same: uniquely individual maze puzzles, plenty of interactive elements to explore, plus bonus free printables. This time round, however, the mazes are slightly more challenging, aimed at kids in their preschool years. ...read more >