Rovio Entertainment and Dreamkids Kindergarten team up to open the first Angry Birds Playground in Southeast Asia.
Espoo, Finland—February 7th, 2015 – Rovio Entertainment and Dreamkids Kindergarten have teamed up to launch the first Angry Birds Playground in Singapore. Based on the strongest elements of the Finnish national curriculum (one of the most respected in the world) and developed in cooperation with the University of Helsinki as well as partners like the NASA, National Geographic and CERN, the Angry Birds Playground is is a groundbreaking early school educational concept developed by Rovio, which builds on one key value the company has tested many times: when learning is fun, it happens naturally.
The Dreamkids Kindergarten is the first Angry Birds Playground in Singapore and the fourth in the world, following kindergarten openings in China (Shanghai and Chengdu) in 2014.
“We are delighted to bring such an innovative program to Singapore” said Dawn Choy, Founder and Principal of Dreamkids Kindergarten. “We are confident that the fusion of Dreamkids’ value-based philosophy and Rovio’s Fun Learning approach create an amazing world of learning experiences for pre-school children in Singapore, benefitting from Rovio´s expertise in fun learning as well as the value add from Rovio´s great world renowned partners”
“Working with Dreamkids and opening our first early childhood education program in Singapore is wonderful and we are truly delighted” says Sanna Lukander, VP Fun Learning at Rovio. “Our ambition is to make learning fun. We know from experience of our games that when kids truly enjoy what they do, they are enthusiastically engaged and curious. An early childhood education system that gets children engaged and in love with learning, benefits children as well as the countries that understand the importance of these crucial early years.”
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About Rovio Entertainment? Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com
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Angry Birds Playground is a kindergarten program for children aged three to six. It combines the fun of Angry Birds with the globally recognized Finnish educational expertise. Behind the Angry Birds Playground educational concept is a belief that fun and play are at the very center of effective learning. When we love what we do – when we’re guided by an intrinsic motivation – nothing can keep us from learning.
For the kids, Angry Birds Playground is a creative, multifaceted way to learn in an engaging environment – it is the kindergarten of your dreams. The learning environment consists of both digital and physical components: learning materials, games, and activities that are supported by an inspiring learning space.
For teachers, Angry Birds Playground is an occupational revolution. Angry Birds Playground consists of a Fun Learning philosophy, teacher training, a full-on Teacher’s Manual detailing learning outcomes, lesson plans, and approaches.