New Jurassic Dinosaur App From Award Winning Ansel and Clair Series

[] Hillsborough, California – Over the past 18 months, Cognitive Kid has launched three critically acclaimed, award-winning apps: “Ansel & Clair Adventures in Africa”, “Ansel & Clair: Cretaceous Adventures” and “Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride”.

Below are some highlights:
* 15 national awards, including 2 Parent’s Choice Awards, Dr. Toy, NAPPA and more
* Featured several times by iTunes in “#1 Staff Favorites” and “What’s Hot”
* Installed on iPads in Apple retail stores (Ansel & Clair Africa)
* Extremely favorable reviews by many national newspapers, magazine, bloggers and app review site
* Highly rated by users with over 80% of reviewers giving it a 5-star rating

The 1st app of the dinosaur trilogy focused on the Cretaceous period. In this 2nd app of the series titled “Ansel & Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs”, you travel back in time to the Jurassic period with friendly travel companions Ansel, an intergalactic photographer from the planet Virtoos, and a knowledgeable Virtoosian robot named Clair. Together, Ansel and Clair are on a mission to take photographs and document their adventure so they can teach their fellow Virtoosians all about Jurassic dinosaurs.

Ansel and Clair can’t do it alone, they need your help! Take photographs of the things you’ve learned about in the Jurassic period and arrange them in a travel log to document their experience. That way, Ansel and Clair can share them with everyone when they return to Virtoos.

But, wait! Before you embark on your Jurassic adventure, visit a modern day fossil dig site and meet Dr. Lindy Bones, a renowned paleontologist. As you explore the site, Dr. Bones shares details of how fossils are formed from dinosaurs. Dr. Bones also explains why dinosaur fossils are found only in certain types of rocks (do you know if these are sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rocks?)

Who needs a time machine to go back to the Jurassic when you have Marley Peterson, Ansel and Clair’s spaceship! All Marley needs is an object from the time period you want to travel to. Aha! You need to find a Jurassic fossil. Hang on for dear life as you go down a rickety old elevator shaft and roll up your sleeves to help Ansel and Clair dig for dinosaur fossils from the Jurassic period. Dr. Bones has graciously allowed you to borrow a fossil after you help him put the fossil pieces you find back together. Insert the fossil into Marley’s time sensor and off you go to the Jurassic period. As you travel back in time, watch the polar icecaps disappear and present day continents as they morph into Jurassic Earth with Laurasia and Gondwanaland before you land.

The whole Jurassic adventure is a seamless blend of education and entertainment. While the interactions are exciting, they are really geared towards teaching. Kids learn without even realizing it. Learn through Ansel’s critical questioning and Clair’s encyclopedic knowledge. Why did the Apatosaurus swallow stones? Did modern birds evolve from the flying dinosaurs? Why were there more plant-eating dinosaurs than meat-eating dinosaurs? Were there polar ice caps during the Jurassic? How can you tell the age of a fossil? How do you know where to look for fossils? Why are you more likely to find fossils in sedimentary rocks and not in igneous or metamorphic rocks? Innovative Clairvision and pop-up images provide even more information for the curious.

And have fun while learning. You can make your own dinosaur – choose the shape of the legs, body and face; decide the color of the dinosaur; give it your own name and email it to friends. You can drag Ansel on to the back of an Apatosaurus and watch him slide down. Make one of the earliest flying dinosaurs, Arecheopteryx, fly and catch food. Solve a jigsaw puzzle to assemble the pieces of the Allosaurus.

Just like Ansel and Clair’s Adventures in Africa, the 3 apps in the Dinosaur Trilogy truly take advantage of the iPad’s capabilities. Stunning graphics, exciting interactions, and immersive gameplay make for an experience that educates and entertains.

“Ansel & Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs” is sure to provide children and adults with hours of fun and education at the same time. Visit for additional information including videos and screenshots.

Device Requirements:
* iOS 5.0 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 220 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ansel & Clair: Jurassic Dinosaurs 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Scientific Disclaimer:
As with all Ansel & Clair apps, Cognitive Kid spends significant time and effort researching the material. For the dinosaur series, the company reviewed over 100 books, articles and scientific publications.

During its research, Cognitive Kid found significant differences in the information and facts. In situations of conflict, the company has relied on more scientific, more reliable and more recent sources of information. For example, the discussion about the first therapod (is it Eodromaeus, Eoraptor or Herrerasaurid?) is based on a scientific article published by one of the world’s most respected paleontologist in the prestigious journal “Science” in January 2011.

While Cognitive Kid has spent significant effort verifying the facts, it is possible that some factual errors have crept into the app. Cognitive Kid apologizes for these mistakes. If you do find something that is not accurate, please let us know at We will update the app to fix these inaccuracies.Cognitive Kid
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Located in Hillsborough, California, Cognitive Kid creates engaging, immersive, and interactive educational applications for touch screen devices. The company was founded in 2010 by two parents passionate about preparing children to be successful and competitive in the 21st century. They assembled a stellar team of experienced artists, animators, music composers, game designers and programmers. The company’s products combine thought-provoking educational content with engaging gameplay and thrilling interactions that keep children engaged and entertained. Copyright (C) 2013 Cognitive Kid. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

###Suma Raju
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