Tiburon, California – Tillie’s Time Shop, an educational application that teaches children how to tell time, is now available in the iTunes Store. An interactive, story-based app, Tillie’s Time Shop features engaging characters and lively narration. Players meet Tillie, a cat who builds and fixes clocks in Tick Tock Town, and her helper, Sam, an enthusiastic but inexperienced mouse who needs the player’s help to fix and pack the clocks.
Tillie’s Time Shop has 11 screens to explore. On each screen, there are many things to do: open doors, interact with the characters, and find hidden surprises. Three of the screens contain full activities. “Day and Night” lets players move the hands of the town clock to see the sun and moon rise and set over Tick Tock Town (or move the sun and moon, and watch the clock hands move to the corresponding time). In “Build a Clock,” players help Tillie fix clocks by placing the numbers in the correct locations around the dial. And in “The Factory,” players pack clocks into the appropriate boxes, matching the analog time on the clock with the digital time on the box, with encouragement and commentary from Sam.
Tillie’s Time Shop introduces children to all of the crucial components of telling time. Players learn about time of day (daytime and nighttime, sunrise and sunset, morning and afternoon, noon and midnight), where the numbers are located on an analog clock, and how to match analog times to the equivalent digital times. Tillie’s Time Shop also supports reading skills. As each word is spoken by the narrator, the text on the screen is highlighted so children can follow along. (These features are also included to support players with special needs.)
Pricing and Availability:
Tillie’s Time Shop, optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, is available for purchase in the iTunes Store for $2.99. Tillie’s Time Shop HD – a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, with artwork sized to the iPad’s screen – is also available for $3.99.
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