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Induction Certificate Number:   74020140808-690
Induction Date:   August 08, 2014
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps for iPad
MSRP:   $29.95 USD
Company URL:  http://tiggly.com/
Rating: 

Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps for iPad

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Branding Development Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  08/08/2014

Tiggly Shapes is a set of 4 elegantly designed geometric shapes (square, circle, triangle, star) that are designed to interact with Tiggly's learning apps on tablets. These soft and colorful shapes combine the educational benefits of classic physical play with the learning potential and engagement of digital tools.




Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Educational Toys 2013 Consumer/Education 18mo.-4 years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Design Quality Educational Value FunFactor™ Innovation Marketability Visual Appeal
4.5 5 5 5 5 4

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                              





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Industry Memberships

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CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



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Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  TÜ V SÜ D Hong Kong
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
7 48242 17700 1 17700Labeled



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
ChinaNo hard corners, small parts or electronics. (Conforms to ASTM F963)

 


About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

What do a square, a triangle, a circle, a star, and an iPad have in common? The first educational solution designed for today's pre-schoolers in both the real and digital worlds simultaneously. Introducing...Tiggly Learning Toys for iPad®, "...a set of 4 elegantly designed geometric shapes (square, circle, triangle, star) that are designed for a child to interact with Tiggly's learning apps on tablets."

The idea of the Tiggly Learning Toys is quite simple; 4 soft, colorful and 100% ChildSafe shapes that merge the benefits of educational Play with thoroughly engaging interaction on an iPad and other digital tools. With regular Play using the toys and apps, development of conceptualization, measurement, and generation of interest are rapidly developed.
Tiggly Learning Toys and iPad Apps.
"My daughter was literally glued to the iPad she used during your consumer event. I just love the way they have combined the toys with use of the iPad apps.


* A quote from a mom at one of our consumer hands-on evaluation events that really stood out.

According to the folks at Tiggly, "We believe this unique combination cultivates creativity, imagination, spatial thinking, language learning, and mathematical process thinking, thereby creating the ideal environment for early childhood education."

What you have read so far is but a mere pittance of the wealth of information that you can learn about the Tiggly Learning Toys for iPad. I invite you to venture to the next section for a more details that truly define why this is truly the perfect educational solution for pre-schoolers whether at home or in preschool.
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

While I have provided the basic outline of what the Tiggly Learning Toys are all about, that's but a brief summary which doesn't include the digital apps. It is my desire to bring additional details to your attention that play an important part in understanding the full value of the product.  I will get to the more specific details and perspectives in this section.

The Toys

The Tiggly Learning Toys, (the square, circle, triangle, and star), are so simple yet so powerful when in the hands of a child.



A child of preschool age has an ever increasing urge for experiencing new discoveries. Each toy is unique unto itself in color, shape, and visual impression, each shape leaving a new imprint in a child's brain from which analysis and comparison of experience is formed and built upon.

The Apps

While the toys have their fair due of recognition for function and value, the apps used on a tablet, (in this case an iPad), have plenty of their own unique function and value.

Tiggly Safari
In Tiggly Safari, preschoolers use Tiggly Shapes to construct a series of fun and friendly animals - cows, lions, dolphins, and many more. Travel from the farmyard to the jungle to the ocean, learning as you go!
Tiggly Stamp
In Tiggly Stamp, basic shapes are the building blocks of complex images such as animals, fruits, and objects. Make up stories, and then record them to share with family and friends.
Tiggly Draw
In Tiggly Draw, you and your preschooler can build funny little friends out of circles, squares, stars, and triangles. Animations and sounds add to the fun. Wings and a tail? Why not!
Tiggly Xmas
In Tiggly Christmas, young children can decorate a tree with ornaments, open gifts, play with toys, and send cards to friends and family. Deck the halls with Tiggly!

The Tiggly Learning Toys are a powerful educational tool but when you combine them with the Apps that are available, you have a monumental never ending explosion of education and skill development combined like never seen before!
Even MORE Details and Perspectives

Let's start with the basics. Everyone from our staff, our independent professionals, and the consumers loved how each of the apps has a parent section that provides information about what the of the app is all about, how to use it properly and even includes ideas to help you create a greater desire to learn from the app.

One of the key details identified in our analysis of the product was the 4 shapes. Each shape is quite colorful with a rubber material coating on each of them that complimented the visual appeal of each piece.

Altogether, the Tiggly Learning Toys & Apps left us all with nothing short of a great impression. There were a few minor details which we are sure like most products will be improved upon in later versions. Now, it's time to see what the independent professionals had to say about the Tiggly Learning Toys & Apps.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.

The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.

* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Clinical / Cognitive Psychologist, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Director of Cognitive Learning Research and Development

"Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps implementing use physical and digital elements combined to create effective ends in skill development/learning. In consideration of this I felt it best to develop a short term qualified case study. This helps to provide a more adequate and easily understood breakdown of details."

"With the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps, preschool age children are presented with the task of providing an assessment of not just a single primary line of creative thought, but rather a multitude of interpretations of visual, audible media, and physical medium synchronously, all blended together seemlessly."


"The combination of the toys and digital applications serves as an excellent means to stimulate and educate preschool children, resulting in the development of cognitive skills and intellectual talent. This same pooling creates an alluring collection of experiences for children which draws them to return for more activity with the product, resulting in a greater level of education and essential skill development."


"Every participant in my study whether preschool child or adult, demonstrated a strong desire for more experience with the toys and iPad apps alike. An inarguable improvement/change in behavioral patterns with all individuals was clearly noted, primarily in the 3.5 to 4 year old children."

"As the limited case study has progressed, I have found that the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps also provide a strong contribution to visual perception and acuity. From an educational standpoint, the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps serve as an excellent vehicle to improve memory retention and expressive thought. Continued use demonstrated that an accelerated rate of skill development is likely to occur with most children."

"It is important to understand that despite the impressive results established, a much longer period of time would be needed to establish a well documented measure of improvement levels, behavioral response and more suitable model of a case study."

Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.
Chief of Recreational Therapy and Behavioral Study

"The Tiggly Learning Toys and Digital Apps is an innovative combination of familiar shaped toys and digital apps for iPad and other tablets. The key element that sets it apart from the rest of educational solutions is While an adult may look upon the exercises in each of the digital games and basic and lacking of splash and pop, for a preschooler the combination is a magical new experience in learning and fun."

"The four rubber coated shapes and each of the digital apps serve to act as a perfect conductor to generate greater psycho-social interaction with a parent, guardian and other kids. That is just barely skimming the surface of fruits gained from this product."

"While psycho-social interaction is a very important part of the behavioral pathway forming for a preschool age child, having a proper balance of education and progressive skill development is an absolute must. The Tiggly method of learning creates that essential balance by addressing both concerns concurrently."

"The Tiggly toys and apps play an integral part in critical skill development. In simultaneous use of play in both a physical and digital combination, this stimulates bilateral areas of the parietal lobes involved in visuo-spatial processing. As a result, mathematical intuition is likely to emerge from the reciprocity of these brain systems."

"Kids learn from experience with the The Tiggly Learning Toys and Digital Apps, by way of thought provoking exercises. The actions they perform drives them forward with a greater desire for more fun while they learn and creative thought development evolves at an even greater rate."



* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps created a substantial amount of attention in our consumer hands-on evaluation held at a busy public mall. According to the information gathered from interviews and collected from our consumer feedback forms, it was clearly evident that the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps generated plenty of excitement with the kids and a substantial level of attention from the parents.

It was a general assumption by all of us, that the consumers would promptly identify and make mention of how the rubber coating keeps the pieces from possibly scratching the surface of a tablet. To our surprise, next to no one made any reference of such in their written feedback or in verbal communication.

What was of great interest to us all was how the moms and dads emphasized how the toys shapes were irresistible to their children. Each shape was carefully picked up, examined and turned this way and that before the children stepped forward into interaction with their parent(s) and the iPad Tiggly Apps.
Image 
 of an iPad with one of the digital app screens with the shape toys.

"I really enjoy how my daughter can actually draw on the iPad with one of those app things, learning how to associate the shapes with the drawing!"


* A quote from a single parent mom participating in one of The Toy Man® News & Reviews consumer hands-on evaluations.
Whether parent, mom, dad, teacher, or whoever at our consumer hands-on evaluation event, the image shown above, is but one of many of Tiggly's digital app screens on the iPad. A child has to match one of the 4 shape toys with the perforated image seen on the iPad in order to begin using the application. Learning about object association occurs right out the gate in using the digital app.

The level of response from virtually all of the consumers participating in our event was amazing when it comes to this product. It became a challenging task to have only (1) iPad available for use with the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps. We had to really work hard to ensure we provided time for everyone with the product yet not have their experience cut short.

Response Without Question

We found it most intriguing to see how some parents/preschoolers liked all of the apps, pointing out key highlights they liked best in each while others were more selective, preferring one or more over others. Some parents would share how they liked certain features of one of the apps and not so much on another, whereas someone else would be just the opposite. There was always response without question in all phases of Play.

This is was one of the favorite products out of the entire gamut of selections we had with the consumers. After all videotapes, feedback forms, and personal notes were reviewed by our staff who conducted the events, it was clear to see that there was no question that the Tiggly Learning Toys and Apps passed this segment of our evaluation process.
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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
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    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



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