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New Ranger Rick App

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A few weeks ago my daughter and I had the chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic raccoon, Ranger Rick as well as learn more about their new apps ncluding the Ranger Rick Tree House App and the Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures App. Held at the incredible Books of Wonder bookstore in NYC, we loved learning about the app and seeing real-live animals and even meeting Ranger Rick as we learned all about how technology can serve as a way to teach our children all about nature.

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Through the Ranger Rick Tree House App (out in December), everyone's favorite raccoon comes to life to connect tech-savvy kids with nature. Through this app kids 7 through 12 can interact with as stories come to life. This allows kids to explore at their own pace and enjoy everything from comic adventures, multi-level games, animal videos, nature activities, and wildlife mysteries. We loved looking at the app and checking out Ranger Rick's Tree House that includes his living room that is filled with interactive activities; a backyard that tracks outdoor activities; a video room with real-life video clips; and a bfunny center with silly jokes, riddles and animal mysteries.

The Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures Appis a great way for younger children (4-7) to connect and understand nature. As a series of story apps for the iPad, every appventure includes an interactive photo story, engaging games, and creative activities that are all focused on one particular animal such as lions, panadas, penguins and more! Through the app, Ranger Rick and his friend Lars the Lion take children through the grasslands to discover how lions live as well as unique features like a cool photo safari, hide and seek games, a matching sounds games, a jigsaw puzzle, a sticker world and more to help kids discover how animals spend their days.

As part of the anniversary, Ranger Rick debuted a new Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine. Debuting in December, the magazine will be packed with advertising-free content for kids. This will include 36 pages of animals including a 'Green Time' section with activities that inspire kids to get outside and stay active. The magazine is also filled with fun facts, questions and high-quality pictures to peak the interests and curiosity in children.

To learn more about the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick. Jr. magazine, and Ranger Rick Appventures, please visit: rangerrickjr.com

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