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Dreamkind Develops Android Version of Sesame Workshop App to Help Kids in Military Families


Dreamkind developed a new Android version of Feel Electric!, a mobile app for Sesame Workshop’s Emmy Award-winning TV show The Electric Company. The free app teaches kids how to understand complex emotions and encourages them to share their feelings. The app was created to help children in military families. Feel Electric! features vocabulary-building games, a silly-story maker, a mood glossary, a diary, a “Mood Dude” avatar creator, and appearances by cast members from The Electric Company.

Englewood, NJ, December 15, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Dreamkind announced today that Feel Electric!, a mobile app developed for Sesame Workshop’s The Electric Company, is now available for Android phones and tablets. An iOS version for iPhones and iPads was launched in November. The free app uses videos, music, games, activities, and original content from The Electric Company to encourage children to explore and express their emotions. The app is built around an emotional curriculum designed to help children of U.S. Military Families understand and discuss complex feelings. Throughout the app, Feel Electric! addresses important and potentially sensitive issues in a way that is both accessible and enjoyable for children.

The Feel Electric! app features:

-- Hosts: Special appearances from The Electric Company characters Jessica Ruiz and Danny Rebus who guide users through the app and encourage them to share their feelings
-- My Stuff: A media center where users can browse videos, music, and photos from The Electric Company or make and save their own pictures and videos
-- The Moodosphere: A virtual journal where kids can record their moods
-- Mood Tales: A silly story maker
-- My Games: Three arcade-style vocabulary-building games
-- The Mood Dude: An avatar maker where kids make characters to match their moods
-- What’s the Word?: A glossary that defines and acts out 50 different emotions

The Feel Electric! app is part of Sesame Workshop’s Military Family Initiative, the latest phase of which is called Military Families Near and Far. It was produced in cooperation with the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Feel Electric! received a five star rating from Common Sense Media, which described the app as “a hidden gem.”

Feel Electric! is a free download for both Android and iOS devices. Android users can download the app by visiting this address: http://www.dreamkind.com/feelelectricandroid

Users with iPhones, iPods, and iPads can download Feel Electric! by going to this address: http://www.dreamkind.com/feelelectricapp/

About Dreamkind

Dreamkind is an award-winning digital studio that develops apps, online games, animations, websites, and social media initiatives. Dreamkind has developed apps in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the Defense Centers of Excellence, the United Nations World Food Program, Workman Publishing, ALEX, and many others. Dreamkind also develops top-ranking apps under its brand, including Office Riot and Frankenstein Matchmaker. Dreamkind is committed to children’s education and well-being and donates 10% of its profits to various children’s charities. Learn more at www.dreamkind.com.

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For more information about Dreamkind, visit Dreamkind.com or contact Matt Cohen at matt@dreamkind.com.

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