CBeebies Playtime App
The CBeebies Playtime app is available to download now via Apple, Google Play, Amazon and Windows Phone 8 app stores.
We’ve just launched the first addition with the Make a Picture game. Little ones can join our own CBeebies Presenter Cat for lots of finger painting fun, in a creative drawing game using paints, pencils, felt tips, silly stickers and more to develop their creative skills. Once they have created their masterpieces the images can be saved to your device.
Simply download or update the app now and you and your little ones can get creative without spilling one drop of paint!
Even More coming soon...
There’s time for an early Christmas treat too, with another game coming in December. The new Nina and the Neurons - Earth Explorers game is a strategy game that lets children explore our Planet and the Solar System. Little ones are free to travel across the Moon, Mars, the Mountains and even the Antarctic by building their very own Space-Rover using different components to suit the terrain. Children must then use their fuel cleverly to explore as far as they can to collect rocks and fossils, picking up interesting facts about each place along the way.
CBeebies Playtime launched in August 2013 and is a fun and educational app for kids and all fans of CBeebies. The app has four other fantastic games for children featuring CBeebies favourites; The Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom, Mr Tumble and the Alphablocks.
No need for WiFi or mobile connection
Once you have downloaded the CBeebies Playtime app to your mobile or tablet, you no longer need an internet connection. Your little one can take their CBeebies world out and about; at the supermarket, in the car, or even on holiday abroad!
It’s a great way to keep little ones entertained without having to worry about a Wi-Fi connection or eating into your data allowance.
CBeebies Playtime is a free children’s app. It’s available to download from August 15th 2013. The CBeebies Playtime App is free from in-app purchases, which means that you can let your little one explore freely without having to worry. The App will also be updated regularly with even more great free games and features to keep your little one entertained.
As with everything we do at CBeebies, the games in this app have all been designed to help little ones learn while they play.
Give your child a personal message
The CBeebies Playtime App is packed with great features for grown-ups so you can keep a track of what your child’s learning as they play. One of these is the ability to surprise their child with a special message on their birthday or reward them for good behaviour, either by recording their own personal message or choosing from a selection of messages from a CBeebies Presenter. You can find this in the Grown Ups section using the text button at the bottom of the screen.
We know our audience must have been extremely well behaved over the last few months as the Special Message has been set over 355,000 times.
How to download
You will need to be connected to a WiFi connection to download the app initially. Once you are connected, simply go to the app store on your mobile or tablet. For iPhone, iPad and all Apple devices go here, for Android devices go here, for Kindle Fire devices go here and for Windows Phone 8 devices go here. You can also search for ‘CBeebies Playtime’ in your app store.
We hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy and with more exciting game additions and even more updates coming soon, you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information right here!
Profiles: There will be no need for sibling squabbles, as each child will be able to create their very own CBeebies profile in the form of a Hot Air Balloon. They can pick their favourite shape and pattern or even take their photo to decorate their balloon. Their profile will store their individual progress and achievements. Grown-ups can add up to four profiles to the CBeebies Playtime app.
Earn Rewards: Our bouncy CBeebies Bugs are playing hide and seek! As your child enters the CBeebies world the game is on - by playing the four brand new games they can earn, find and collect CBeebies Bugs w hich they can choose to place in their CBeebies world. They can earn up to three bugs per game and their profile will store their progress and achievements.
Grown-ups Tips: There are some great features for grown-ups in the Cbeebies Playtime app too. This section of the app provides parents with tips on how they and their little ones can get the most out of the CBeebies Playtime app. They can also get valuable bite size information about the games, the associated learning values and useful links to more comprehensive information available from the CBeebies Grown-ups website. Any external links are protected by a text passcode lock to ensure the app is a safe environment for children to play and explore in.
Give a Special Message: This feature is unique in that this section allows grown-ups to surprise their little one with a special message or reward them for good behaviour, either by recording their own personal message or choosing from a selection of messages from a CBeebies Presenter. The special message is displayed as a shooting star, associated with the child’s individual profile, as they enter their world they can activate the message by tapping the star, which triggers a visual and audio display. They can replay the message that day as many times as they like, then it will reset at midnight for you to reward your child again and again.
More About the Games
Tree Fu Tom – Chuckleberry Chase: Little ones have to help Tree Fu Tom and his friends save the day by catching the cheeky Mushas who have taken all of the Chuckleberries for the Harvest festival and collecting as many berries as they can along the way.
Alphablocks – Word Magic: This game helps young children to develop reading and writing skills by having fun and making words with the Alphablocks.
Octonauts – Cadet Training: Little ones can be part of the Octonauts team and train as a Cadet helping to explore, protect and rescue sea creatures in need of help. Using voice and moving the device is a fun added element to this game.
Something Special – Paint Pop: Here, Mr Tumble and his friends need help to paint various objects for their special day out. This game aims to be suitable for all children including those with special needs allowing parents to customise the game controls and input to help accommodate various abilities, allowing them to have fun and develop confidence.
Make A Picture: Little ones love finger painting and this game allows them to; get creative, use their imagination and develop their artistic skills - all using their fingers! Children can start with a blank piece of paper, choose a picture to colour in or take a photo of themselves, their favourite toy or even Mum and Dad to start making a picture. There are plenty of giggles to be had with googly eyes and moustache stickers. They can even get creative with the ‘rolling paint ball’, tilting the device to move it around and paint a picture.