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TFO’s Traditional Songs Application Wins the Silver Award at the Best Mobile App Awards Best App for Children

Published on 12 April 2016
Best App for Children Toronto, April 12, 2016. The application Traditional Songs, designed and developed by Groupe Média TFO for children aged two to six, was awarded the Best apps for children Silver Award at the Best Mobile App Awards, along with Play my Way and Good night Mowgli. "We are incredibly proud of this award," said Laurent Guérin, TFO Chief Content Web and TV Officer. "Our vision is to develop digital products to entertain and educate children and their parents. With Traditional Songs, we wanted to give the classics a fresh twist, so we adapted songs such as Il court, il court, le furet, Sur le pont d’Avignon and Meunier tu dors into a new, interactive format. Children can tag along as Mini TFO hosts Josée, Lexie and Louis sing and explore a virtual animated 2D world. The result is a dynamic, engaging experience for both parents and children, who can learn the songs and have fun with the game version, filled with different worlds." The Mini TFO world is a range of educational and recreational content that has been carefully selected for preschoolers. A home-grown Groupe Média TFO production, Mini TFO provides an interactive experience for kindergarteners and offers entertainment content of short duration including games, applications and series broadcast on television, on the web and on YouTube. Mini TFO is the fruit of the labour of a talented team wholly dedicated to children’s development. TFO is among the leading Ontario and Quebec broadcasters for audiences aged 2–12. Along with over 40 applications for parents and children, Mini TFO also has an exponential YouTube presence, with its suite of channels approaching 215 million views. It is now the number one creator of French-language educational content on Canadian YouTube. Chansons trad 1 Chanson Trad 4 Chanson Trad 3 With the free, interactive and educational application Traditional Songs, children between 2 and 6 years old get to discover ten traditional French songs. Through an array of animated videos and fun scenes, Louis, Josée and Lexie lead parents and children in reliving the joy of singing together, as a family, traditional songs that marked their childhood. With its other nominated application, Learning the Five Senses with Charlie, Mini TFO helps children aged two to six make sense of the five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing. They can have Charlie, a purple character with beautiful feet and no arms, explore a wide range of sensations through different kinds of food. In Learning the Five Senses with Charlie, TFO’s first bilingual application, Charlie also teaches children the importance of certain social values, such as accepting others. Apprendre les 5 sens avec Charlie Apprendre les 5 sens avec Charlie 3 Apprendre les 5 sens avec Charlie 2 About Groupe Média TFO Groupe Média TFO is a premium destination for audiences seeking educational and cultural content in French. It offers stimulating experiences and award-winning content, always in the forefront of digital learning. TFO serves 2 million students and 30,000 teachers across Ontario and Canada. It operates the most popular French-language Youtube Channel in Canada. TFO has received awards and accolades from Austin and Amsterdam (Kidscreen Awards, Gémeaux, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards and more). Download the Traditional Songs app Download Learning the Five Senses with Charlie


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