We're pleased to announce that Quincey Quokka's Quest is now available as an interactive ebook.
Through this book children help Quincey through a series of activities that require them to remember, control their actions and exert control over their thinking. In doing so, children gain valuable experience in support of their cognitive development. This app is an interactive ebook version of Quincey Quokka's Quest, which allows children to continue interacting with the book even if an adult reader is not available to share it with them. Complete with character voices and animations, Quincey's world is now as immersive as ever.
Quincey Quokka's Quest was first developed as a picture book to support children's cognitive development. The abilities it aims to foster have been shown to play an essential role in setting the stage for a broad range of outcomes in later life (e.g., school readiness, academic achievement, social and emotional competence). Quincey Quokka's Quest aims to promote the development of these abilities, giving children the best possible start to life.
Quincey Quokka's Quest has been featured by numerous media outlets (e.g., ABC News, WIN News in Australia). It is also the subject of peer-reviewed research published in Educational Psychology Review, as well as ongoing research, which outlines its benefits.
To download the app please visit Apple’s App Store.
For further information, visit www.quinceyquokka.com
Another year, another New Forest Show... and another new book! After the the rather splendid success of last year's Samuel The Donkey which played it's small part in the Longdown Activity Farm marquee winning the President's Cup, Farmer Bryan suggested doing another. So this year we're pleased to announce Fudge The Jersey Cow, launched today at the show.
Sales on all books have been brisk, up 50% on last year, so rather chuffed about that, and that's including all the books with Farmer Bryan, Val Anne Lee, and Martin Bradley, as well as my New Forest Friends.
If you'd like a copy they're available via Amazon.co.uk or from www.ceratopia.co.uk/shop/ or, if you're local, call in to the Longdown Activity Farm shop if you can't make it along to the show.
On 25th August Quincey Quokka's Quest featured prominently at the Early Start Research Institute's interactive booth at the University of Wollongong Big Ideas Festival. This free festival showcases some of the University's most groundbreaking work, research and ideas, including presentations by some of the University's top researchers.
The interactive booth showed off Quincey, the research we have conducted to evaluate its impact on children's cognitive development and outcomes, and the various ways those outcomes have been indexed.
We're very pleased to report that there was plenty of interest in Quincey and his book. If you'd like to discover what the big idea is when it comes to this particular little Quokka then you can get your copy at www.ceratopia.co.uk or on Amazon.
On the 6th of August 2015 Dr Steven Howard presented his research on Ceratopia Book's Quincey Quokka's Quest to the American Psychological Association Conference in Toronto. We're pleased to report that the research went over very well, with plenty of interest and further questions about Quincey's adventure and the thoughts and processes behind it.
The session on, Cognitive and Executive Function, included Ewald Neuman from the University of Canterbury on Deciphering Interactions Between Visual Selective Attention and Working Memory; Sheida Rabipour of the University of Ottawa on Indexing Expectations of Cognitive Training and Their Influence On Cognitive Performance; and Steven Howard of the University of Wollongong on Engaging and Enhancing Children's Executive Function And Self-Regulation Through One-On-One and Group.