The phenomenal kids’ app Pok Pok Playroom has received a neat update today for the Busy Book toy featuring all-new dinosaur and Lunar New Year sections. This updated toy is great for open-ended play that encourages storytelling, fine motor skills, understanding cause and effect, and much more.

As I’ve shared before, if you have young kids and haven’t checked out Pok Pok Playroom, it really offers a magical experience. Shortly after launching, Pok Pok even won an Apple Design Award

The creators have been launching very regular updates and today’s release brings new experiences to the Busy Book toy that will be sure to delight and engage kiddos.

Here’s what you’ll find in the updated Pok Pok Busy Book:

  • We’ve gone back in time to dig for bones, learn about dinosaurs and discover life in prehistoric times with a new dinosaur section
    • Featuring different species of dinosaurs, plants, an archaeologist and a museum of history to discover
  • In an effort to introduce our players to different cultures from all around the world, we’re kicking off 2022 with a big Lunar New Year section to celebrate the Year of the Tiger!
    • Featuring core traditions of Lunar New Year including food, festivities and families

Pok Pok co-founder and CEO Melissa Cash shared about the launch:

We are so excited to bring more cultural experiences into Pok Pok starting with this Year of the Tiger update for Lunar New Year. We believe that kids should have the opportunity to be exposed to lots of different cultures and traditions. It affords children the opportunity to see their own families and celebrations in the media they’re consuming, as well as offers new learning experiences for those discovering them for the first time. This marks the first of many new cultural updates to the Playroom!

And the dinosaur update happens to be special for me as my son was one of the early Pok Pok users that requested prehistoric creatures in the app. Cash highlighted how the Pok Pok team really takes feature requests seriously:

When families make requests, we take them seriously—especially when they’re from kids! When your son kindly requested that we add some dinosaurs to Pok Pok Playroom, we got to work right away. We knew he wouldn’t be the only child curious about prehistoric times, so we spent the last few months talking to other kids, doing research and designing a whole new section of the Busy Book. We designed lots of new sounds and animations to bring the flora and fauna of prehistoric times to life, including some unique elements that kids might not have seen on their last trip to the museum…!

Pok Pok Playroom is available from the App Store with a free 14-day trial. After that, it runs $3.99/month or $29.99/year. And for the new year, Pok Pok is doing 30% off yearly subscriptions for a limited time.

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