Ranger Rick, everyone’s favorite raccoon and the flagship character of the oldest and biggest children’s nature magazine Ranger Rick, is introducing a new, highly interactive magazine app called Ranger Rick’s Tree House. Instead of navigating page by page, children immerse themselves in a virtual tree house filled with wildlife stories, videos, games, and other exciting interactive content they can access in any order. For the first time in Ranger Rick’s 50-year history, kids can explore where he lives!
“This product totally re-envisions how children ages 7-12 read and consume magazine-like content on digital devices,” says Mary Dalheim, Editorial Director of Ranger Rick Publications. “No other digital children’s magazine is more innovative, interactive, or just plain fun.”
When Ranger Rick opens the door to his tree-house home and invites kids inside, numerous intriguing rooms await, including a Living Room, Video Room, Games Rooms, Mystery Closet – all ready for kids to investigate at their own pace! The rooms are packed with clickable animal stories that come to life on the iPad screen, comic adventures, multi-level games, animal videos, nature activities, wildlife mysteries, and goofy jokes and photos. A back door leads to Ranger Rick’s Backyard, featuring wildlife games and activities and a unique tool that lets kids track the time they spend outdoors each week. Throughout the app are many opportunities for children to earn badges by correctly using what they learn in the app.
The National Wildlife Federation, publisher of Ranger Rick magazine, and also Ranger Rick’s Tree House, has entertained and educated generations of children about the wonders of animals and nature. Like the print magazine, all educational content within the magazine app is aligned to national curriculum standards and meets the fun-factor that Ranger Rick readers have grown to know and love.
Ranger Rick’s Tree House was co-created by the award-winning FableVision Studios, whose playful, story-based approach to learning and creating “stories that matter, stories that move” has included such partners as The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and Nickelodeon.
Single issues of Ranger Rick’s Tree House are available for the iPad for $4.99 in the Apple Newsstand and App Store (single issues include two monthly bonus updates). An annual subscription (5 unique issues) plus monthly bonus updates is $19.99.
To learn more about the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick’s Tree House, and all of NWF’s properties and initiatives, visit NWF.org/treehouse.
Source: Press Release
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.