Something Special app to aid learning

'Tumble Tapp' concept introduced in the show comes to mobile devices and browsers.
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In the latest series of ‘Something Special: We’re all Friends’ a tablet device called ‘The Tumble Tapp’ was sent by Mr Tumble to presenter Justin Fletcher to tell the children which objects they need to find.

Now, viewers at home can experience The Tumble Tapp with a new ‘fun and engaging mobile-browser game’ created by show producers Aardman and CBeebies.

Aardman Digital producer Jemma Kamara said: “We’re delighted to be working with the CBeebies team again to extend the Something Special experience into the world of touch screen devices. We feel it’s a natural progression for the brand, and a perfect platform for their audience.”

Something Special: Tumble Tapp Snap is a matching game designed for touch-screen mobile devices designed to be enjoyed by children across the spectrum of disabilities. It can easily be configured by parents and carers to suit the unique accessibility needs of their children.

Ian Hamilton, the accessibility aonsultant who helped Aardman develop the game commented: "The extensive configuration options available are a relatively unknown field in game design, but an essential part of Tumble Tapp Snap. It's that ability for parents/teachers to tailor to the abilities of individual children that allows it to be appropriate for even the most profoundly disabled children, yet still be just as fun for everyone else."

A simple flash version of the game has also been produced for the CBeebies desktop site to allow non-mobile users to enjoy Tumble Tapp Snap.

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