If you were a child of the 90s, you may remember Mia, the helpful little mouse who taught us invaluable life lessons on CD-ROM back in 1998. Sticking with the original concept of the series, Mia: The Happy Helper! has launched onto mobile as an educational tool, focused on preparing children for their school years. Each activity found within the new app enhances a child’s skill in mathematics, music, English and general cognitive functions. Whether your child is searching to find what’s missing from a picture or recreating beautiful sounds they’ve just heard on a piano, they’re sure to be having fun whilst learning at the same time.
Bringing educational fun to mobile devices is a growing trend that we’re happy to be seeing. With more and more children beginning to embrace the world of iOS and Android from a very young age, it’s good to see they are being given the opportunity to improve their life skills while still having a great time!
“More and more grade school aged children have a growing attachment to mobile devices. We wanted to bring our content to where kids are playing, on their tablets. Our new Mia: The Happy Helper app is an entertaining and educational experience where children don’t even realize they are learning because they are having such a great time playing,” said Richard Vincent, CEO and creative director of Kutoka Interactive.
If you were a fan of Mia in the 90s, you’ll be happy to hear that the Kutoka, the creators of the app, are breathing new life into this lovable character, as they launch a television series in France and Canada in 2015. While Mia: The Happy Helper is free to download on both iPad and Android tablets, there is an option to purchase extra in-app content for a small price.