In response to customer demand, BinaryLabs today released a new version of its award winning app Dexteria for the preschool audience, aptly named Dexteria Jr 1.0.
"Parents, Teachers, and Occupational Therapists love Dexteria, but have said that the activities are sometimes too hard for toddlers and preschoolers," said Frank Jensen, CEO of BinaryLabs. "We designed a new app from the ground up just for the younger audience. We think it will be popular with our current customers for use in therapy, as well as with everyday moms and dads looking to ensure their child succeeds in school. This app expands our target audience significantly," said Jensen.
The Science Behind Dexteria Jr.: The Motor-Cognitive Link
It's common knowledge that fine motor skills help a child succeed in school with tasks like handwriting, using scissors, manipulating objects, etc. However, recent research shows that fine motor skills also develop the same brain function as used in reading, mathematics, and science. There is a strong relationship between the development of fine motor skills in early childhood and later success in math, reading, and science.
"Dexteria helps kids and adults who are struggling with fine motor skills. That work will continue, but this recent research is very exciting for us and for parents everywhere. It basically says that early childhood fine motor skill activities, like those found in Dexteria Jr., are as important as early reading and mathematics activities. They help build the brain function for future academic success," said Jensen.
Dexteria Jr. features interactive exercises that require specific finger and hand movements. They combine the principles of game design and occupational therapy to form an engaging, repeatable experience.
Dexteria Jr 1.0 is available for an introductory price of $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.